Diesel Resort 2024. Story by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE. Photo Courtesy: Diesel.
Creative Director of Diesel D Glenn Martens (Y/Project) has incorporated a reflective glow into the casual aspect of the Diesel lexicon. The runway collection consists of jersey T-shirts, hoodies, and denim that have been coated with a rainbow mirror effect, displaying an array of colors. He has successfully managed to enhance creativity and experimentation in his work while keeping the pieces effortless to wear.
Oversized hoodies and bandeau tops featuring new renditions of the Diesel logo have been created by layering them on top of each other. The monster cargo pants, which have become a signature style in recent seasons, have been amplified with fresh treatments and silhouettes.
Additionally, the Oval D hardware logo has been given a new application in the form of black leather biker jackets, pants, and boots. Pastel, graffiti-like prints have been utilized on utility jackets, denim, hoodies, and the new Grab-D bag, showcasing an experimentation with surface treatments. Furthermore, the runway features oversized, exaggerated proportions on leather jackets, denim, and new cargo pants, indicating a strong evolution of ideas established on the Diesel runway. Finally, the introduction of new denim clogs for all genders brings the overall look back down to earth.
New Denim D for young and trendy Lady D.
PS. I personally think that this collection is not only for young generation Z or whatever it is called. There are beautiful and very luminous pieces, sky high pretty. New technologies, sustainability are the priority. More and more I’m becoming a fan of the new Diesel. Glenn Martens is ready to take on the market of Balenciaga now. No ugly, no gloomy, no pervercity in looks – pure joy. Some pieces are very bright, some are trendy, some for making poise or opposition to existing opinion… There is definitely something to look around.