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Fresh from its LGBTQ+ merch and Pride Month initiatives, VFILES has now tapped Diesel for an event highlighting reimagined Diesel silhouettes by emerging designers from the VFILES community, Bandulu, Eric Lawrence, Menyelek, and OBLANC.
Meet @oliviaoblanc, a NYC-based designer, who is recreating a new concept of workwear and graphics.???OBLANC is one of the four designers from our community reworking items from @diesel’s featured collection. #VFILESxDiesel
Encompassing jackets, jeans, shorts, tees, accessories, and more, the designers have transformed the pieces with a variety of techniques, including embroidery, fabric and shape manipulation, reconstruction, and distressing. Diesel, for its part, wants to support local and emerging talent, making the collaboration with these young designers an organic offering.
The collection, dubbed “The Second Wednesday in July,” was showcased at the VFILES flagship located at 12 Mercer Street in New York City on Wednesday, transforming the shop into an art gallery, with the designers in attendance with muses of their choice that embody the spirit of their creations.
The collection is now on sale at VFILES in-store and online. Pricing for the collections varies, and ranges from $75 USD to $1,000 USD.
In other style news, Bristol Studio reimagines sportswear staples for SS19.