Diesel was founded in 1978 by Renzo Rosso and Adriano Goldschmied under the umbrella of the Genius Group. Rosso sold his shares in 1985 and took full control. Since then, the label has grown into a cult denim megabrand, expanding its scope to include fragrance, children’s clothing, womenswear, and youth apparel. The tough, street-smart aesthetic is complemented by elaborate ad campaigns, which range from political to kitschy to high glamour, and utilize the talents of photographers like Terry Richardson. Diesel is worth an estimated $1.8 billion and has more than 300 stores in 80 countries.
All Diesel collections, including licensed products, are made under the Creative Direction of Wilbert Das. The principal lines are Diesel, the main line, and Diesel Black Gold, a new collection launched in 2007 in the casual-luxury segment. The children's collection is called Diesel Kid. Diesel Denim Gallery offers limited edition denim sold in innovative art-gallery-like spaces. Diesel also offers collections of footwear, intimate (underwear), and bags. Diesel's licensed collections are eyewear (made with Safilo), jewelry and watches (Fossil), and fragrances (L'Oréal). L'Oreal and Diesel launched Fuel for Life (for him and for her) in the fall of 2007. A mini-collection for Adidas was launched in 2008 called Adidas Originals Denim by Diesel. The underwear license is held by the US company Mast Industries Inc., who also make lingerie for Victoria's Secret.
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