Diesel Black Gold

Milan: The influence of Hedi Slimane’s S/S 13 womenswear collection for Saint Laurent is slowly emerging in the menswear shows this season via a darkly bohemian rock and roll sensibility, an aesthetic perfectly suited to Diesel’s Black Gold line. For F/W 13 the label presented military coats mixed with flashy and luxurious velvets, tooled leather and astrakhan fur, the uniform of a 70s era musician. In addition to these rich textures and brass button military styling, Fall meant plenty of patterns, including intarsia sweaters in a graphic, modernized paisley and tuxedos crafted from a subtle, reflective brocade. —Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Tapered

Color: Plum / Chambray blue / Charcoal / Black / White / Burgundy / Cherry red / Evergreen / Chocolate / Olive

Key Items: Bomber jackets / Motorcycle jackets / Tuxedos / Military overcoats / Satin anoraks / Velvet suiting / Intarsia sweaters / Vests / Slim evening trousers

Materials: Wool / Velvet / Brushed twill / Satin / Cashmere / Brocade / Leather / Denim / Fur / Felt / Silk

Print + Pattern: Graphic geometrics / Message graphics / Paisley swirls / Scarf prints / Stripes

Details + Trim: Fur collars / Brass buttons / Folded cuffs / Cargo pockets / Retro embroidery / Standup collars / Contrast lapels / Wax coatings / Etching / Toggle closures

Accessories + Footwear: Suspenders / Silk ties / Patent leather penny loafers / Beatle boots / Chain bracelets / Skinny ties / Wide brimmed hats / Fringed scarves / Pendant necklaces / Sneakers


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