Diesel Black Gold Fall/Winter 2013

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Inside the gritty Pier 57, new creative director Andreas Melbostad debuted his sexy, biker inspired fall/winter 2013 collection for Diesel Black Gold.

Melbostad’s girl is simply put, a badass. She loves an impeccably tailored jacket and her skirts as short as they come. She prefers spikes and studs to dainty sequins and wears her hair greased up and slicked back in a faux-hawk. She is strong, confident, and undeniably sexy.

The inspiration behind the collection was the vibe of a classic gas station and the need for speed. This translated into aerodynamic, body skimming silhouettes, an abundance of grommets, zippers and buckles and the brands favorite material: leather. Melbostad looked to iconic motoring garments and blended them together into spiked and studded denim jackets and micro mini versions of pit stop jumpsuits. The entire collection was in bold black and white, on trend and edgy.

In an all around stellar collection, one piece that stood out was a metallic chunky knit with quilted leather detailing. Even the more timid of the fashion set could pull that off when paired with tattered jeans or a smart pencil skirt. Another dress of note: a moto shift finished with panels of black lace that was an unexpected touch far from girly.

Trends to note are the bold, structured shoulder in outerwear, a slight flair in the pants at the ankle and mock turtlenecks. Throughout the entire collection, necklines were noticeably high, a welcome balance to the micro mini skirts and second skin leather pants that proved that turtlenecks can in fact be very sexy.

Accessories oozed just as much sex appeal. Shoes were black, pointy, and wrapped around the ankle. Clutches, encrusted with dangerous looking spikes, were structured and tiny, and just big enough to fit the keys to your getaway vehicle

Hilary Presley is a staff writer. Email her at [email protected]