This marks Glenn Martens first live runway show for the brand

Milan, IT, February 23rd, 2022. Today, DIESEL along with creative director Glenn Martens unveils their Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Presented via a live runway show for the first time in the brand’s history in Milan, Italy and live streamed for the rest of the world during Milan Women’s Fashion Week. This year’s collection showcased the true spirit of DIESEL through a disruptive, sexy, fluid, and fun show that unleashed the world of DIESEL denim, experimentation, rebellion, and play.

“The power of DIESEL is that we talk to so many people. We can push sustainability and innovation, and we can push experimentation and concept. It’s pure DIESEL – you need to put it on in two seconds and live your life. For Successful Living!”, says creative director, Glenn Martens

This season’s collection features four main themes – denim, utility, pop and artisanal. Design themes run throughout highlighting the use of innovative style techniques such as the raw attitude of utilitarian belts, the sexuality of hook-and-eye, the play of trompe l’oeil and the energy of asymmetry. As textures are pumped up, materials clash and contrast and every look have a juxtaposition of freedom and control.

Key collection highlights include denim jeans tattered at the waist, giving the illusion that they are hanging on by a thread. A cropped indigo keyhole shirt is accented by a thick utility belt threaded loosely through the bottom, which is partnered with a supersized denim belt reimagined as an ultra mini skirt. Most of the denim cuts in the collection are from DIESEL Library, the brand’s core range of sustainable denim.

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The use of trompe l’oeil is prominent through the collection and can be seen on several pieces including a catsuit printed as a denim jacket and jeans. There’s also pants woven in jacquard as if distressed denim, and flock denim that’s over-printed with a trompe l’oeil of distressed denim. Additional denim designs are treated with film-coating for structure and sheen in jackets and trenches.

Models strutted the runway in hoodies worn as dresses, cut with panels of chiffon to accentuate the model’s movement and drawstrings to exaggerate the drama of their curved lines. Shearling flight jackets are reversible, while other hoodies and track pants are cut away around the head and ankle, revealing layers of jersey within.

Pop dresses are loud in metallic pink, cut from coated knit with a ‘D’ logo above the chest. Hook and-eyes fasten a metallic miniskirt and cardigan, while flock velvet halter tops and mini-skirts are printed with fresh takes on archive DIESEL graphics. Whether for sport or a night out, logo fleece hoodies and pants from DIESEL Sport are ready for day or night.

Upcycled jersey is bonded to denim to create an artisanal “Peel Off” effect as if fly-posters that have been stripped off a wall. Organza is upcycled and smocked to create light-as-air minidresses, long-sleeved with an open decolletage. Denim has been shredded by hand and looped to create coats that give the appearance of faux fur.

The all-gender collection includes the first-ever pieces created from fully recycled denim, cotton and elastane and dyed without water. It’s about rehabilitation, with DIESEL making fresh yarn from its production scraps, creating an innovative, positive new line: DIESEL Rehab Denim, in partnership with fabric sustainability specialists Tejidos Royo

This season’s new sneaker, the Prototype CR, is an update to the innovative Prototype style shown last season. Identified by its criss-cross straps that wrap around the sneaker, echoing the statement belts seen throughout the collection. The signature DIESEL “D” logo is prominently placed on accessories including high heel sandals, metallic bags, belt strap bags, molded backpacks and cross-body bags.



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