BIKKEMBERGS

Dirk Bikkembergs born on January 2, 1959 is a Belgium based fashion designer. He was born in the war torn Cologne, Germany and was a star ever since childhood. His father was in the Belgium Army and so became a reason for him to watch the distant world more closely. He drew his inspiration from different people, races and customs. His younger years were mostly spent in Diepenbeek, Limburg, Belgium. Dirk always had an inclination toward creativity and that took him to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium.

1996 became the year when Bikkembergs label was introduced to the globe, which was meant to lay emphasis on football dresses. A fun fact for the readers, Dirk Bikkembergs was the first ever designer to conduct a fashion show in a soccer stadium. Now these terms would often be used for fabric technology and styling. High- performance underwear, exclusive jackets and so many others were donned by football player. Sometimes they were highly promoted by one means or the other.

In 1985 he tasted success by winning the “Golden Spindle” award for “Best young designer in fashion”, 1986 year saw the launch of first collection of shoes by him, 1988 launched Dirk Bikkembergs men collection, 1996 displayed the Bikkembergs Men (Excelsa Spa), in the year 2000 Dirk Bikkembergs denim collection for men and women was introduced, also the same year he became quite a sensation by winning the Moet and Chandon “Espirit du Siecle”, for two consecutive sessions namely- 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 he was chosen as the representative designer to F.C. Internazionale 1908 in Milan, Italy, in 2004 la Kore Oscar dellaModa honoured him as the best foreign fashion designer, in 2005 he was asked to attend Barcelona Fashion Week as their Guest of Honor for a fashion show that happened to take place in the Camp Nou Stadium, the first professional soccer boot designed by Dirk Bikkembergs was launched in the year 2006, 2007 was lucky enough for the man who received not one but two awards for best e-commerce website, Bikkembergs Underwear collection was launched at PittiUomo on June 20th 2007, the following year that is 2008, the advanced professional soccer boot namely, Tirosegno was launched, 2008 witnessed the opening of Bikkembergs Iberia Showroom in Barcelona, Spain and the following year that is 2009 a flagship store was opened in Milan, Italy.

The online store offers clothing, footwear and accessories for men, women and kids. The clothing for men can vary from shirts to outerwear to sweatpants to jeans to casual trousers to sweatshirts to T-shirts to polo shirts to shorts.