Nicola Formichetti's Diesel debut in Venice
A homage to the brand's heritage
Held at the Arsenale di Venezia, the Diesel show – centered on three timeless pillars of the brand – opened with punk-inspired, zippered leather looks for its 2014 fall/winter collection.
The off-schedule show that was also linked to Twitter, saw artistic director Nicola Formichetti bring back the DNA of Diesel, capturing its youthful spirit with leather, denim and military-infused looks.
Marking the first seasonal showing from the newly appointed artist director, Formichetti showed of his unique design skill with models styling plenty of denim – patchworked, splattered and sprayed with paint and bleach – as well as long fur-embellished parkas and leather moto jackets.
Celebrity guests at the eventful show included fellow designers Dean & Dean Caten of Dsquared2, Marni's Consuelo Castiglioni Marni, and Viktor & Rolf. Famed fashion editors Franca Sozzani and Anna Dello Russo were also seen in the audience, where they were treated to a musical performance by Formichetti's muse Brooke Candy.