”The 90s were very defining for me because they were my student years,” said Diesel Black Gold Creative Director Andreas Melbostad during the interview with Dazed. “Fashion was really interesting then, and if you look at what we consider modern and cool today, much of it is inspired by the 90s. (The period) had a lasting impact on how people dress and express themselves, so I am always inspired by the decade.”
As an art and fashion photographer, Brooklyn-based Schorr’s success derives from her vivid portraits of adolescents.
“I personally admire Collier’s work both as an artist and a photographer, especially because of her direct and honest approach to her subjects,” said Melbostad. “It was such an honor and a pleasure to work with her on these fall 2017 images, which I wanted to capture and convey a sense of cool ease.”
The high-end sister label to Diesel, Diesel Black Gold was launched in 2008. While under the direction of Melbostad, it held its first co-ed show of both menswear and womenswear in Milan in June as part of the brand’s evolving strategy.
“The men’s show has been in Milan for a long time and we moved the women’s last season. It felt right because we can give Milan a new voice and it was a good time,” Melbostad said. “You can feel it in Milan, you can feel it on the street. The city is becoming more creative. So it feels like a nice moment to join.”
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