Dirk Bikkembergs Menswear Spring 2007: From The Locker Room To The Avenue
Milan Menswear Show Spring 2007
By Mari Davis
Photos by Giovanni Pucci
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MILAN, Jun 26, 2006/ FW/ --- From the locker room to the avenues of the metropolis, the Dirk Bikkembergs gent is athletic with a fine tuned body courtesy of working out daily.
Catering to the niche market of very athletic men, Dirk Bikkembergs had gone from strength to strength through the years. This season, he hit it right on the mark with the World Cup on everyone’s mind. Hence, this collection is special on its own, because although the Belgian designer has always dressed sports-minded men, their style and way of dressing take center stage for Spring 2007.
And Bikkembergs did not disappoint, sending workout clothes and swimsuits on the runway. The tees and shirts are taut, hugging the torso, showing off those 6-packs and abs.
Taking inspiration from the martial arts uniform, he used quilted fabric belts on the elasticized trousers, that truth be said, can actually be used gym wear and street wear.
Putting a little military touch, shoulder boards and double shirt pockets with flaps and aluminum buttons for closures adorned the snug fitting shirts. Trousers are also snug fitting while featuring double pockets closed with zips.
Hoodies and blousons were tailored sharp and lean. Sometimes, there were no plackets, the edges were quilted instead and aluminum snaps were both functional and decorative.
Bikkembergs also proposed work out mats that can be rolled and then carried like a tote. Speaking of totes, there was one shaped like a soccer ball that was a big hit with the audience who was nearing fever pitch for football.