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Kristin Booker • February 23, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Runway Recap: Diesel Black Gold Fall 2012 Collection

Photo: Matteo Volta and Imaxtree.com. Image courtesy of ELLE.com

I find that my personal style aesthetic leans quite a bit toward rocker chick, so I appreciate a lot of where Sophie Kokosalaki is going with Diesel Black Gold as a label. With techno leather and a genius twist on last season’s collection (it’s was as if Freddie Mercury suddenly woke up at J.Crew,) this season was tougher with a tongue-in-cheek touch, starting with a pixelated graphic sweater. It was dark humor, mind you, but most rocker references are.

Photo: Matteo Volta and Imaxtree.com. Image courtesy of ELLE.com

Graphic sweaters, rough-and-tumble rocker leather jackets, more loose button-down shirts. Actually, her love of menswear as the structure for all nature of looks came through again, with button-down shirts layered under pony hair cropped vests and over tougher layered leather and what looked to be boxer shorts under leopard-printed pony hair shorts. The Diesel Black Gold girl is snagging items from her men, like she wanted something to remember them by, and placing them into heavy rotation with her wardrobe of rocker staples. It works.

Photo: Matteo Volta and Imaxtree.com. Image courtesy of ELLE.com

I loved this leopard-printed pony hair car coat. LOVED.

Photo: Matteo Volta and Imaxtree.com. Image courtesy of ELLE.com

And the croc-embossed jacket gave the look a darkly luxurious feel. It felt like you’d fallen into one of those dark clubs in Amsterdam, with people who’d raided more established closets and seen a bit too much of the dark spirit of the world in clothes that were probably meant for a finer purpose.

Photo: Matteo Volta and Imaxtree.com. Image courtesy of ELLE.com

Which, my friends, is what makes rock and roll fashion truly magical. Loved the collection and I think I’ll see if I can borrow some of these looks for my own wardrobe. Maybe I can have my own little rock and roll fantasy come fall.

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