Denim heads long awaiting access to Diesel creative director Glenn Martens’ debut collection can finally get their hands on select pieces. On Thursday, the brand announced that a selection of key looks from the Spring/Summer 2022 collection is now available online and in select Diesel stores throughout Europe, Japan, China, Russia, Qatar and the U.S. Prices range from $160 for a ribbed tank top to $1,895 for a car coat.
The collection features three looks from the men’s collection and three from the women’s, with denim as the “indisputable protagonist.” Looks feature statement elements such as interwoven belts that serve as a “backbone” to shirts, jeans with stitched-in boots, trompe l’oeil designs, padded denim with marbleized dye effects and workwear silhouettes. One key look for men showcases a grey washed denim trench coat paired with two-toned gray jeans with side zippers revealing a bright red hue.
The coat is also part of the Diesel Library, an evergreen collection of genderless apparel backed by responsible manufacturing methods, including fabrics made with low-impact components such as organic and recycled fibers and finishing treatments using water- and chemical-reducing techniques.
Though Martens’ debut collection launched in June with a short film made in collaboration with the artist and director Frank Lebon and musician Leon Vynehall, pieces were not made available until recently. New York City-based concept store and e-commerce site T.A. New York offered early access to some of the collection’s other key looks, which will be made available to all next spring.
The range spotlights Martens’ rich experience with denim and experimentalism. Since 2013, the Belgian designer has led the creative direction of high-end streetwear brand Y/Project, a label best known for its deconstructed denim garments and revealing items that challenge mainstream design. He joined Diesel in October 2020, and currently sits at the creative center of both brands.