The Diesel F/W 2014 Men’s Lookbook includes, besides their awesome denim, of course, a lot of military and leather based pieces.
Music festival inspiration breathes easygoing attitude into Diesel’s key military looks. Classic military wear of army green parkas and jackets are contrasted against patterned fabrics and soft shapes. They top long lace or tulle slip dresses, or are layered over washed cotton shirts and vivid striped, marled and leopard knits in cozy brushed mohair or alpaca. Floral and check shirts come patch-worked or in edgy constructions, like a men’s design which features one checked fabric in a vest over a shirt made from a diverse check. Military uniforms lend structure and clean lines to outerwear: officer style black wool coats with gold buttons, down bombers and hooded jackets with fur trims. Dresses, one long-sleeved in boiled wool, the other a sleeveless shirt dress in army green cotton show the diverse sides of formal and casual military wear. Insignia resembling military rankings, and multiple patches and tabs on boiled wool bombers, hooded sweatshirts, and as jacquard designs in fine wool and cashmere blend knits create Diesel’s own army.
Authoring new leather constructions each season, Diesel leather is founded in tried and true and novel inspiration. Timeless leather references of the motorcycle jacket and military styles are given new finishes. A washed black biker jacket’s faded finish resembles soft acid wash denim with striking accents of studs on the collar and epaulets, and red and blue leather trim on zips and pockets. An aged, lived-in tan women’s biker plays its toughness against a sheer organza floral shirt. Military aviator and bomber styles – some with shearling collars – add uniform style polish paired with the collection’s innovative denim. Leather is mixed with other fabrics to invigorate traditional outerwear, leather arms on a cotton parka or wool bomber. Formichetti’s fascination with urban nomads adds texture to narrow silhouettes via shaggy long fur vests and coats, and creamy shearlings with oversized collars and lustrous leather trims.