OTB Group has just announced the appointment of Belgian designer Glenn Martens as a new Creative Director of Diesel, effective immediately. Glenn will overview the global brand’s style, communications, interior design, and more in general its overall creativity.
Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement. Working with him on Diesel Red Tag, going through our company’s archives and heritage together, seeing him interact with the brand, brought us closer, and I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand.
– Thus Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel
Born in 1983, Martens started his career at Jean Paul Gaultier, and since 2013 he is the Creative Director of Parisian brand Y/Project. In 2017 Glenn won the ANDAM award, and in 2018 Glenn was one of the guest designers of Diesel Red Tag.
I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope. – said Glenn Martens.