Dirk Bikkembergs Men’s Spring 2017

Dirk Bikkembergs Men's Spring 2017

Dirk Bikkembergs is in need of a guiding hand. Ahead of the arrival of Lee Wood, who was confirmed as the brand’s creative director earlier this month and is slated to present his first collection for fall 2017, the label’s design team sent out a weird mash-up of gaudy floral prints, heavy chains and hybrid silhouettes, which left one wondering what occasion they might be appropriate for. There were heavy golden chains dangling from the waist of glossy skinny pants; in one instance, a pair of shiny leather hot shorts, hugging the model’s buttocks, was matched with a wildly printed shirt against a fuchsia background, while the graphic patterns ornamenting the brand’s signature tight-fitted biker leather jackets gave the impression of a low-budget superhero production. Overall, the crude visuals distracted from some salable tailoring options, which included a baggy Bermuda and fitted blazer combo in a textured royal blue fabric or a black track-pant turned tuxedo trouser with matching jacket