Peter Lindberg Inspired 80s Gender Duality Mixes Shape and Style at Diesel Black Gold

Join us to watch highlights of the Diesel Black Gold show from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York for the fall/winter 2015 season. Watch the models undergoing hair and makeup backstage where the look was thick strong brows, gentle smokey eyes and kiss curl hair.

Artistic director Andreas Melbostad spoke to us about his concept and inspiration for the new collection. He was very interested in the idea of proportions during the 1980s combined with inspiration from the raw beauty of German photographer and filmmaker Peter Lindbergh’s work. He wanted to create the look of a Lindberg style woman and played with layering volume and lengths to give an oversized boxy feel as well as layering different fabrics to give a fresh feeling and emotion.

Edgy black leather pieces were softened with lace and embellished trims, while dainty camisoles were paired with chunky jackets and androgynous flat brogues. Workwear influences also shone through in fastenings, straps and zips with Melbostad acknowledging his familiar hardware and industrial features which he utilized to give the emphasis of masculinity and hoped this would bridge the gap between genders and offer a sense of duality.

Talking about the recent cold weather in the American fashion capital the designer thinks people have become more in touch with their clothing and he designs with comfort in mind, believing that comfort is the key to confidence.
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