Polished street style was the vibe of the Diesel Black Gold Fall 2016 RTW collection, and it felt like a barrage of the same silhouette meant for the woman who wants confident clothes with attitude, but luxe fabrics and design. I would wear pretty much every single piece in this collection.
My love for the collection is partly due to the array of textures in midnight blue and black, which is so flattering on those of us with pale skin. The show opened with a velvet zip front top and a quilted A-line mini skirt with a silver orb-studded belt.
The texture craft was shown through pleating, quilting, ribbed knitwear, lace work, embroidery, leather, appliqués, and paillettes. There wasn’t a lot of variation in the silhouettes – mostly A-line minis with rounded drop shoulder tops and outerwear – but the techniques were mixed and matched to showcase the impeccable detail work.
A sturdy version of the Wellington boot made quite a presence to counter the OTK trend, and the leather orb-studded belt added a fantastic visual element without going too street. A pleated mini skirt has metallic rectangle caps in the pleats, adding a sleek edge that glimmers in the light. I wish I saw more variation in the silhouettes, but I have to admit I love the details.