Dirk Bikkembergs, Fall 1994 Heel Lace Leather Boots
Dirk Bikkembergs, well known for being a part of the dubbed ‘Antwerp 6’ after an English reporter struggled to pronounce their names during their stint in London, completed his studies before serving for the Royal Belgium Army. Several years had past and Dirk was eager to resume his career in fashion that he had been longing for. His debut collection, under Dirk Bikkembergs-Homme Co, was produced in the year 1985. With the notion of rethinking the most instinctive design elements this is what qualified him as a worthy member of the Antwerp Six and is what led to successful presentations on the Paris Fashion Week stage in the early 2000’s.
Here we have an example of his first stand-out product, a pair of leather boots made without eyelets to feed the laces through. Alternatively, a hole was drilled through the heel of the boot to enable the strings to be wrapped around the leather and fasten the boot to the foot. Constructed in a thick black leather, this pair sees a black sole, laces and a midsole. A layered flap is held down by the lacing design offering a functional yet great design.
Condition 8/10, stitch repair to top of right boot. (comes with OG box)