Digging Dirk Bikkembergs’ SS 2012 CollectionSOURCE Fashion Fool / Vimeo
Not soccer but diving was the inspiration for Dirk Bikkembergs’ new collection.
Some of his muscled models came onto the runway wearing nothing but a towel and a bathing cap. A few appeared soaking wet; as if they’d just got out of the swimming pool. And if that was not enough reference to diving, there were some prints of diving people too, as well as the word ‘jump’ on some pieces of clothing.
After about fifteen looks Bikkembergs’ theme changed. Tomato prints were introduced (will vegeatbles become a hit this time?) and the models were more dressed. Leather jackets, cardigans, soft suit jackets and sweaters with a large star print were the highlights of the second half of the collection. Mostly done in classic black and white yet also in pink and green.
At the end Bikkembergs brought in some sexy female models to spice it all up a bit, although the collection was strong enough by itself. And even if you’re not a fan of diving you’ll be able to find something you like.