Diesel Black Gold Menswear Spring Summer 2016 Milan
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Diesel Black Gold Menswear Spring Summer 2016 Milan

MILAN – A natural sense of poise and confidence emanated from Diesel Black Gold's Spring/Summer men's collection, showing that perhaps its Norwegian creative director Andreas Melbostad has also settled into his own skin at the label's helm.

Rock stars like American singer Joe Jonas and Italian bassist Saturnino Celani were raving about the collection that included fringed leather looks that were paired with clean-cut shirts with either military collars, cinched waists, or puckered hoods.

"There is a lot of stuff I would take on stage. A lot of stage looks," singer Joe Jonas told NOWFASHION.

"We liked the pants. They looked like they take a long time to put on but they looked RAD," Jonas added, noting that he was dressed in head-to-toe Diesel Black Gold.

Fitted pants came in patent leather black, slouchy powder grey or white jeans – sometimes lined with the type of stitching that fastens pigskin footballs. 

Melbostad was careful not to overdo it. The occasional appearance of simple black and grey blazers and classic black boots infused the collection with a commercial appeal.

Creating a total look for the quintessential rock performer, there were also elements of Melbostad's Nordic sense of order and zen, in the midst of the chaos.