Dirk Bikkembergs takes us Back To The Future

The DeLorean from Back To The Future meets artistic realism. Sounds like an odd mix, but Hamish Morrow’s collection for Dirk Bikkembergs spring / summer 2013 pulls if off. If you think about the focus on speed and aerodynamics that epitomised the futurist movement, crossed with the warmth of realist art, then you’re on the right track.



This season Morrow wants to show, but not flaunt, a sportsman’s flawless physical shape. The difference is in subtlety. Transparency is key to the collection but it’s done in a high tech way. In what are essentially sporty and casual pieces, Morrow does what a good men’s slim-cut suit does: accentuates the male form through lines and fabrication, not through blatant displays of skin. And the transparent pieces themselves hit on a kind of truth: that the way to make sheer for men reach its broadest appeal is by giving it a sporty and futuristic spin.

Some of the subtlety got lost in reptile shoes and reflective wrap shades, but the slickness of streamlined leather-panelled pants and motor jackets more than made up for it.

You can see all of the Dirk Bikkembergs spring / summer 2013 runway collection from Milan fashion week (MFW) by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

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