Dirk Bikkembergs is the brand that finds creative inspiration in the union between the sensuality of fashion and the strength of sport. Established in 1986 by the homonymous designer, a member of the avant-garde fashion collective known as the "Antwerp Six”, over the years the brand has developed a style that exudes straightforward self confidence.
Dirk Bikkembergs design exudes movement, action, sporting activity. The brand motto is “mens sana in corpore sano”, with the hero showing off the body as a source of energy, the anatomy of the body often quoted directly in garments. In this creative vision, technology serves comfort and the luxury of fine tailoring never precludes practicality of use.
The Bikkembergs image is energy, it is the art of creating and controlling tension. Materials with an industrial feel - rough but exquisite - predominate. Colours are simple and strong: black, white and classic military colours - like Khaki, Beige, Midnight Blue and Melange Grey - accompanied by bright or vibrant hues filched from the world of track and field.