Diesel has World Cup fever.
The Italian denim label partnered with Los Angeles-based vintage purveyor RCNSTRCT Studio for a second collection of limited-edition upcycled streetwear.
Timed with the FIFA World Cup, the duo launched a 50-piece unisex capsule collection that mashes together Diesel garments, vintage items and authentic soccer merchandise. The garments were made by hand in L.A. and are available now at RCNSTRCT Studio and online.
“It was a great challenge to mix the technical football jersey with authentic denim and other vintage items,” RCNSTRCT Studio founder Miguel Garcia, said. “I love the results—it feels fresh and timely with the ’90s trend and the 2018 World Cup fever happening now.”
The authentic Adidas and Lotto merchandise used to make the reconstructed pieces are from the Italian football team, Bassano Virtus 55, of Bassano del Grappa, Italy. The collection blends the branded jerseys and jackets with Diesel logos and RCNSTRCT’s signature deconstruction. Items include long-sleeve crop tops with scoop hems, cropped polo shirts and patchwork jerseys with uneven hems.
“My family and I grew up avid football players, and fashion has, of course, always been a huge influence in our lives as well. This capsule collection has merged two of my life’s passions in an artistic and original way and I’m excited with the amazing results we were able to achieve,” Stefano Rosso, Diesel North America CEO, said.
This is Diesel’s second collaboration with RCNSTRCT. In May, the brands dropped a 100-piece collection of deconstructed Diesel garments that drew influence from the ’90s and street art.