Fashion & Beauty

Dirk Bikkembergs: 25 Years of Athletes and Fashion

This volume marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the groundbreaking fashion designer who bridged the exclusivity and sex appeal of fashion and the universality and masculinity of sports. One of the much-written-about Antwerp Six group of influential cutting-edge Belgian fashion designers, Dirk Bikkembergs audaciously chose to focus his designs on the intersection between fashion and sport, particularly pieces designed for or inspired by soccer. Seeing sports as a universal language, Bikkembergs designed haute couture for athletes who are themselves already aesthetic icons of masculinity. The first designer to hold a fashion show in a sports stadium, Bikkembergs uses his local soccer team as a laboratory for styling with the latest fabric technology, creating designs that are sexy yet comfortably flexible, from exclusive jackets to high-performance underwear and sporty street shoes. In this handsome book, all of his one-of-a-kind designs are showcased in photographs taken in various locations around the world.

About The Author

Dirk Bikkembergs is a world-renowned fashion designer.

  • Publish Date: January 28, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 11 x 14-3/4
  • Pages: 448
  • US Price: $150.00
  • CDN Price: $150.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4162-2

Reviews

“The book does more than merely reproduce images from his archives; it showcases Bikkemberg’s favorite designs and presents them with a fresh approach…the 400 page tome testifies to the fact that his vision of a man and his wardrobe has never actually changes, only evolved. This handsome book is the first to capture the celebrated designer’s one-of-a kind creations through stunning photography taken in various locations around the world.” –ArtDaily
 
“If sizzling beefcake is among your favorite spicy dishes, you’ll find a drool-worthy buffet on offer in Dirk Bikkembergs…” –Passport Magazine