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Diesel Black Gold appoints Andreas Melbostad

Diesel has appointed Norwegian designer Andreas Melbostad as creative director for its premium Diesel Black Gold line.

Melbostad will start in October according to reports, and will take over from current designer Sophia Kokosalaki.

Melbostad is a consultant designer at Roberto Cavalli and has worked for fashion houses, including Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein.

The denim brand announced earlier this month that womenswear designer Kokosalaki would leave the label, with the women’s Diesel Black Gold spring 13 collection her final range.

Kokosalaki, who joined Diesel in June 2009, will bow out after her last collection with the brand is revealed at New York Fashion Week on September 11.

No one from Diesel was available for comment.

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