Brand: Diesel

Season: Fall/Winter 2022

Editor's Notes: Glenn Martens has officially catapulted Diesel into the stratosphere.

At Milan Fashion Week, the Belgian designer unveiled his latest collection for the Italian fashion brand, known for its denim know-how.

It was an affair saturated with pop, sex, and lots of glitter — really, anything one can hope for when it comes to a runway show. Models paraded down a red carpet, weaving their way between gargantuan, blow-up sculptures of seductively posed, denim-clad women.

As for the clothes, Martens did what he did best: he merged utility with the avant-garde, roughness with the refined.

Leather belts were transformed into micro-mini skirts, offering an editorial-friendly alternative to that Miu Miu skirt set.

Low-slung jeans hugged the hips while maintaining a louche, relaxed fit, creating a coquettish yet masculine silhouette.

Slinky, metallic separates — worn by models slathered in shiny body paint — recalled ultra-sexy club wear of the early 2000s (and are sure to be spotted on plenty of style influencers in just a few months).

Men's offerings took a more rugged approach. Distressed leathers, gigantic coats made of what appeared to be matted faux fur, and tech-y sneakers kitted out with treaded soles and criss-crossed straps were among Martens's key designs.

The collection comes shortly after the rapper formerly known as Kanye West gave Diesel a very public stamp of approval, dressing former girlfriend Julia Fox in the label and treating her to a hotel suite full of Martens's designs (every girl's dream, according to Fox).

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In fact, the "Unca Jahms" actor (who has previously collaborated with Martens) made an appearance at the runway show, sans Ye of course.

Between securing Kanye's co-sign, masterminding Diesel FW22, and debuting an equally successful couture outing at Jean Paul Gaultier, Martens is on fire.

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