When it was announced that Glenn Martens would be taking the creative helm at Diesel some eyebrows were raised in curiosity. In 2020 the two came together when Diesel’s founder Renzo Rosso appointed Martens as creative director. “I had a lot to learn at the beginning,” Martens says of his new appointment. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp alumni – who has headed up Paris-based label Y / Project since 2013 and won the ANDAM Award in 2017 – is known for his avant-garde silhouettes that push sartorial boundaries.
The Spring/Summer 2022 collection was presented through a short film, live-streaming from Milan. The short film lenses 4 sections of DIESEL’s evolved, brave new world as seen through Martens’ creative prism. Throughout this storyline, Martens’ focuses of denim, womenswear, menswear and experimentalism are all portrayed. Together, they become something new, galvanising, unusual and entirely individual.
Machine-A is one of the few selected retailers worldwide to launch this exclusive collection ahead of the general release in February 2022.
The collection is now available to shop online and in store.