Dirk Bikkembergs runway show during Milan men’s fashion week was undeniably up to our wildest expectations. The show, directed by the head of design Lee Wood, gave the people something delightful to look forward to. Especially after witnessing the adverse Bikkembergs-effect that was a fact in multiple countries. By implementing a company restructuring program the company gained one gem in the family.
The UK-born designer who graduated from the Berkshire College of Art and Design took full creative control of Dirk Bikkembergs men’s collections. As well as the women’s, kids and accessory lines. Since June 2016, to be precise. He was a part of the Versace company, where he worked closely with Donatella Versace for about 16 years. However, it was time for the creative genius to spread his wings. With the entire world questioning his ability to deliver proper work, he proved us wrong by presenting a collection worthy of the fashion house’s name.
The harmonizing silhouettes were a mix and match of monochrome, plaid prints, knitwear and bright color blocking at it’s best. Gladly there are no mysteries anymore around the trends of 2017. And that is an aspect that Mr. Lee Wood fully translated into the latest collection. All while keeping their designs wearable and accessible to the public.
Photos by Giuseppe Triscari for ENFNTS TERRIBLES.