Following Diesel's colossal return to the runway earlier this year with new creative director Nicola Formichetti at the helm, Diesel's team was called in to provide a few looks for the On The Run Tour.
Formichetti first worked with Beyoncé in 2010 during the video production of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone," but this time around the inspiration came from a different place. "
When we embarked upon this exciting project our main aim was to showcase her strength, her sexiness and her power as a female of modern day," Formichetti says of the designs. "Taking inspiration from her amazing videos combined with the Bonnie a Clyde style show, it was very important for us to create something modern that was true to her and true to Diesel."
While the denim's presence was played up with the shorts in the look, the leather Texas jacket took on a life of its own.
“We were inspired by the biker gangs that developed in the United States after World War II. The bikers would personalize their jackets with tokens of their travels and memorabilia to remind them of home. Beyoncé’s jacket proudly displays her home state of TEXAS on the back as a reminder of her roots. There are hints of blue paint hidden on the jacket as an ode to her daughter Blue Ivy. We loved the idea that no matter where Beyoncé travels to she will always have a piece of home."
Putting Texas on the back of Beyoncé's jacket took 4-5 hours.