NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 // By Brittany Adams // www.style.com
Diesel Black Gold's Resort collection felt lighter and more accessible than Fall and Spring, which were, dare we say, a touch too rock 'n' roll for even Diesel's flashy customer. This season was about feel-good prints, with seemly doses of leather and denim (a fabric surprisingly absent on recent runways) mixed in. Designer Sophia Kokosalaki showed a psychedelic, "mineral-inspired" pattern on parachute silk, which she whipped into various blouses, and a sporty jacket that was very Members Only.
On another vibrant note, there was a series of color-blocked knit looks that had Tetris-like charm. Leather came into play on a dress bodice that could be detached from its jersey skirt. And as far as denim goes, we'd skip over the poncho jacket but go for the boyfriend jeans that had just the right amount of slouch and a slight pink tint. While you could certainly find similar ones for less, there's no way they'll have been washed, treated, blasted, beaten, and painted like this pair.