Samsung and Diesel Black Gold collaborate on a radical looking smartwatch

It may just be a mere coincidence that Apple launched its long-awaited iWatch amid fashionistas and the next to follow the lead is Samsung. Samsung has teamed up with Diesel Black Gold to design exclusive pieces featuring the new Samsung Gear S that will debut down the runway of the brand’s Spring/ Summer 2015 show. Since the smart watch market is a nascent one and with the wearable technology becoming all so stylish, tech giants are either poaching a bevy of fashion-industry insiders or collaborating with fashion brands.

The creative team at Diesel Gold Black has used the innovative technology of the Samsung Gear S as a foundation to create a collection of unique pieces for the SS 15 collection. The series of customized accessories are characterized by signature leather and metal details, drawing design inspiration from highly stylized New Wave rock stars and tough rockabilly heroines.

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samsung-diesel-black-gold-collaboration-2“We are committed to developing collaborations with brands that inspire fashion and empower people to express their personal style,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT& Mobile Division at Samsung. “Our partnership with Diesel Black Gold is very crucial as it further showcases the union of fashion and technology, and the way in which wearable devices continue to become more intertwined in daily life.”

samsung-diesel-black-gold-collaboration-3​Andreas Melbostad commented, “I wanted to take the Gear S and inject the DNA of Diesel Black Gold. It has been an inspiring challenge to create a personalized version of this device making it an extension of the person and individual expression.”

samsung-diesel-black-gold-collaboration-4Samsung and Diesel will also collaborate to make a 360 video of the Diesel Black Gold runway show to play on the Samsung Gear VR.

[Via – Sam-Mobile]