Dirk Bikkembergs (born January 2, 1959) is a Belgian fashion designer.
Dirk Bikkembergs was born in Cologne, Germany, In 1982, Bikkembergs graduated, together with other Belgian designers Ann Demeulemeester, Dries van Noten, Dirk van Saene, Walter van Beirendonck and Marina Yee. Together they came In 1996, the Bikkembergs label was introduced as a label meant to address a wider market. Bikkembergs had made his message clear. He had proved he could make innovative clothes in a uniquely structured shape and had a totally clear idea about the man he wished to dress. Dirk Bikkembergs early decided in his designer career to focus on football, considering it the universal language par excellence of the 21st century. The Belgian fashion designer is renowned for his unique capacity to confront the exclusivity of fashion with the universe of football. He was the first fashion designer ever who received permission to hold a fashion show in a football stadium.
Dirk started using the team as his laboratory for styling and fabric technology. From exclusive jackets to high-performance underwear, all his designs are now tested and promoted by football players. The Dirk Bikkembergs Group’s sponsorship of the team, now re-christened F.C. Bikkembergs Fossombrone, involved not only investment to bring in fresh talent, but also a revamp of their entire image. The Bikkembergs Sport football team gear saw the light, with everything pointing to a new type of apparel which would integrate Dirk's unique approach to fashion into high-performance apparel.
Accessories and Bikkembergs Kids
- Bikkembergs Sport: sporty designer fashion.