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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