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Diesel X Molds Athleisure and Denim Influences

Diesel debuted a new Spring ’17 athleisure line for men and women with a heavy denim influence, called Diesel X.

The new monochromatic collection incorporates essential sportswear pieces, including windbreakers, tanks and T-shirts, with a nod to denim styling. The overall look keys into today’s athletic culture and city lifestyles, combining performance with streetwear.

DIesel x leggings

“Today there’s a need for a modern, active wardrobe, an armor for the city,” said Diesel Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti. “I wanted to take a biker jacket and pants, which are strong elements of the Diesel DNA, and remix them in technical fabrics, with a nod to denim.”

Hints of denim’s influence can be seen in motocross details and a trompe l’oeil indigo denim print. The collection boasts 100 percent windproof and water-repellent outerwear with UV ray protection. Jackets are designed for bikers with ergonomically shaped sleeves for ease of movement and thermal tape for insulation. Four-way stretch T-shirts feature antibacterial finishing for comfort.

Diesel X hits stores in April, and retails for $228-$598.

diesel x windbreaker