Sports, military and Japanese artwork are among the design inspirations for Diesel’s latest capsule collection.
The denim label teamed up with Los Angeles–based RCNSTRCT Studio, best known for its range of vintage and reconstructed fashion, for a unisex collection of 100 limited-edition pieces. The garments were selected from a curated selection of iconic and vintage Diesel pieces, which were then reworked by hand at the RCNSTRCT Studio.
The collection draws influences from ’90s fashion and patterns. The line utilizes Diesel garments from past seasons, as well as unique pieces unearthed at flea markets and RCNSTRCT founder Miguel Garcia’s personal collection of ’90s clothing.
“I love the challenge of making people want to wear things that they weren’t really into before,” Garcia said.
Hundreds of hours of handwork went into the making of the capsule collection, which features Diesel jeans, denim jackets and shirts reimagined with new graphics, inserts, embroidery and cut-and-sew techniques.
“Miguel is a longtime friend of myself and my family—when he approached us with the idea for RCNSTRCT, we felt it was a great opportunity to give the garments a second life in a very cool and different way,” Diesel North America CEO Stefano Rosso said. “The artistic way he approaches vintage items is unique, intriguing and inspirational.”
The collection is sold exclusively at the RCNSTRCT Studio in Los Angeles. Pieces retail from $150 to $300.