Dirk Bikkembergs Mens Collection S/S 2014
It was hard to not feel like watching an overly confident futuristic film, or perhaps visiting Disney’s Epcot Center in the 2000′s, after watching Dirk Bikkembergs’ latest presentation for his Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. Celebrated in the past for his use of fabric technology—a quality Bikkembergs seems keen on perfecting; this season featuring aluminium woven nylon, opaque jacquard and Eastern Indian textile cut outs —it was perhaps an overcommitment to this aesthetic in the individual pieces that blind-sided the Belgium designer while arranging full-looks. Ignoring the ill-conceived styling (snowboarding goggles?) and the noticeably non-modern slip-on loafers, it was Bikkembergs’ confusing, and at times un-flattering, mixing of materials and cultural outfits that left us waiting for whatever decade this was to pass.
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