Diesel Teams Up With Berlin’s Most Famous Kebab Kiosk On A New Capsule Collection


The fashion world is no stranger to collaborations. In the last year alone, Calvin Klein has teamed up with Andy Warhol, Raf Simons with Robert Mapplethorpe and Coach with our favorite Disney characters. Now, Diesel has partnered with famous Berlin kebab kiosk Mustafa Gemüse Kebap, on a streetwear-inspired capsule collection designed by the owner. The line, which features sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats, shows a reimagined version of their logo alongside colorful patches on each piece.

“I just tried to add some special ingredients,” Gemüse told DAZED, “and make sure everybody involved was happy and not hungry, holding a fresh kebab in their hand.”

Along with the collection, the brand made a teaser video that showcases just how popular Mustafa Gemüse Kebap really is. In one of the world’s coolest cities, skaters, punks, tourists and fashion girls alike all line up for blocks to taste one of Gemüse’s exalted delectables. (Now we’re hungry, and can’t wait to get back to Berlin.)

Watch the Diesel x Mustafa Gemüse Kebap teaser video, below, and be sure to cop the collection online and in select stores, starting September 3.



Photo/video courtesy of Diesel


Diesel’s SS17 Campaign: ‘Make Love Not Walls’

Diesel’s powerful spring ’17 campaign sends a much-needed message of hope, unity and acceptance amidst Trump’s deeply divisive administration. The clip and accompanying imagery, directed by iconic photographer David LaChapelle, features a gay wedding, diverse cameos and, naturally, a rainbow-colored tank.

Notably starring in Diesel’s latest is transgender model Laith Ashley, who appeared on Whoopi Goldberg’s reality show Strut, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3 alumnus Raja and ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, among others.

“At Diesel, we have a strong position against hate and more than ever we want the world to know that,” said Nicola Formichetti, Diesel’s creative director. “Love and togetherness is crucial in creating a society we all want to live in, and the future we all deserve.”

Check out the full campaign, below.

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Diesel and Terry Richardson Collab for 30 Year Milestone in Japan

Cover/ Poster Images by Terry Richardson; Party Images Courtesy of Diesel

Diesel celebrated 30 years in Japan this month with a huge Tom Ford-style see-now-buy-now fashion show, photo collaboration with Terry Richardson, and exclusive design collabs that yielded awesome new ready-to-wear pieces.


The fashion-filled night kicked off with an exhibition of some of Diesel’s best archived looks, dating back to 1978 and curated by Diesel Creative Director Nicola Formichetti. From there, a runway show of the A/W 16 collection was presented, with garments from the line available for purchase immediately after the event.

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“Japan is where I was born and it has always played a prominent role in my creative process, being a constant source of inspiration, a huge part of who I am,” said Formichetti. “Celebrating 30 amazing years of Diesel in Japan is a match made in heaven, I can’t wait.”

The celebratory night was attended by musicians, models, and actors, as well as some of fashion’s most high-profile editors. Design collaborations on display included parternships with Jogg, N. HOOLYWOOD, and Yuko Koike.

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“I have always been in love with Japan, said Diesel founder Renzo Rosso. “I visit the country regularly, as do our design team. This special anniversary is dedicated to Diesel’s Japanese supporters, who always push us to do more and better.”

The night ended with a bang: the unveiling of a new photo project by Terry Richardson in partnership with Diesel.

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The whole night can be streamed here.



There’s Nothing Cooler… Shop These 7 Hot Leather Jackets Now

The weather reports are calling for a winter to rival last year’s bout of Polar Vortex… so before everyone hunkers down into a cocoon of down and gore-tex, we’re recommending you take advantage of the gorgeous leather weather currently on offer. Is there anything better? Take your pick.

BlackBook-0800Burberry Brit Washed Leather Biker Jacket, $1995 

The Arrivals Lautner Modern Biker jacket, $585

Alexander Wang Laser Cut Bonded Bomber, $995

Pyer Moss Northman Leather Bomber, $1875 

Brave Gentleman Future Suede Moto Jacket, $870

BlackBook-1398Diesel L-Devra Leather Bomber Jacket, $698

BlackBook-0746Schott One Star Perfecto Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $670

Photographer: Ben Rosenzweig
Style Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Model: Jessey Stevens (Request)
Grooming: Ashley Rebecca
Photographer Assistant: Caroline MJ Dorn
Fashion Assistant: Emily Ovaert

(We Are) Seeing Red: How to Wear It Right Now

Edythe (Marilyn) wears easy cutoff shorts, a red dress as a slouchy tee, and leather jacket with red details, all by Diesel. Photographed by Rodolfo Martinez.

Red splashed up all over the pre fall collections, from Thakoon to Opening Ceremony, Proenza Schouler, Moschino, Michael Kors, MSGM…

Classics like leather jackets, cutoff shorts, tees, and sweatshirts all make up a weekend wardrobe’s foundation. These easy to wear and simple pieces work wonders, especially come Saturday. Once you’ve got that part down, the question is how to turn it up a notch, without adding any hint of fuss. Our answer? Red.

Edythe, cozy in a roomy hoodie, still manages to show off her legs in this red hot leather mini skirt. All by Diesel.

Add a punch of red into an easy weekend foundation of black and attract just enough attention — as much as you’d want running between the dry cleaners, Whole Foods, and drinks in the Biergarten. Grounding an intense shade with leather, cotton, and denim will help you sink right into the weekend, even if it will draw extra eyes your way.

Photographer: Rodolfo Martinez
Fashion Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Hair: Hikaru Hirano
Makeup: Ayindé Castro

Click here and here to see more of Rodolfo Martinez’s photos for Blackbook 

A Brooke Candy Crush

Last night was Brooke Candy’s ‘Opulence‘ themed video premiere, sponsored by Diesel. The ‘freaky princess’ looked ravishing as she sat front row at the screening of her Steven Klein-directed short film, styled by Nicola Formichetti. Held in the basement of the Tribeca Grand, fashion legends mingled with the Susane Bartsch crew to create a surreal party spectacle… it was like a live-action video with the stars themselves! The pictures speak on their own behalf.

Klein Sandwich: Steven Klein, Brooke Candy, Calvin Klein 

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Watch Opulence here.

Brooke Candy’s Majorly Glittery, Draggy, Stripper-y ‘Opulence’ <3

Steven Klein is at it again, this time using his newfound music video skills to back not Madonna, but Brooke Candy, the former stripper-turned-rapper. It was Brooke Candy’s appearance in Grimes’ Genesis video that first caught Diesel artistic director Nicola Formichetti’s eye, her knee-length braids moving him to bring Candy into his fold, styling her now for her Opulence music video. In the video are an impressive 25 looks — wigs, Delfina Delettrez jewels, Givenchy couture-inspired full-face glitter, Alexis Bittar masks, and bejeweled Diesel pieces galore. Brooke Candy and Diesel feted the video release Sunday night in the basement of the Tribeca Grand, flanked on all sides by gays in drag, their deer-in-headlights plus ones, and Amanda Lepore.

Watch Opulence below.

FashionFeed: Sofia Coppola for Marni x H&M, Stacey Keibler for NYFW

● Peep the Sofia Coppola-directed Marni for H&M video, starring British actress Imogen Poots. [Telegraph]

● Another perk of dating George Clooney? Sitting front row at fashion week, which is apparently what Stacey Keibler is going to do—and she’s getting paid for it. [The Cut]

● Designer Prabal Gurung’s latest inspiration comes in the form of a feathered headdress from Moulin Rouge that he scored 11 years ago. [NYT]

● Designers predict what actress Rooney Mara will be wearing to the Superbowl. [Grazia]

● Tavi Gevinson strikes again: The tween blogger has been tapped to perform a cover of Neil Young’s "Heart of Gold" at the Standard Hotel during NYFW on February 12. [Styleite]

● Someone made a spoof video about abortions, inspired by Diesel’s controversial "Live Stupid" campaign. [Hint]


What the What?! Nicola Formichetti Named Artistic Director of Diesel

Just like that, Nicola Formichetti has a new, high-profile gig. Hot off this week’s news hat the outre stylist/designer was exiting his two-year stint as creative director of Mugler, it has just been revealed that he’s been crowned Diesel’s new artistic director. 

"I finally met somebody as crazy as I am," says Diesel founder Renzo Rosso in a release. "Nicola shares my vision and I find it incredibly inspiring to work with him: two creative planets are colliding to generate fresh, mad, insane ideas. With his help, I want to break more rules and bring the real Diesel to a new generation."
In classic Formichetti fashion, the social media star posted the above photo of him and Rosso on Instagram in the wee hours and captioned it with, "The new diesel partners in crime @renzorosso #diesel."
To celebrate the move, Formichetti’s first order of biz is leading the DIESELREBOOT project, which now has its very own "unruly, all-access zone" here. From fall 2013 on, he’ll head all creative activities for Diesel’s main line. Woo!