MILAN, Jan 18, 2010 / FW/ — Inspiration comes from unexpected places. While shooting the 2010 Dirk Bikkembergs Sport Couture (DBSC) advertising campaign at the Andes last July 2009, designer Dirk Bikkembergs experienced extreme temperatures first hand.
Getting back home in Europe, global warming was making the headlines on a daily basis especially with the then upcoming COP 15 UN Climate Change Conference; Dirk Bikkembergs cannot shake the image of the 11 football players who modeled for him in the Andes trying to keep up at sub zero temperatures.
So, he asked himself: how to apply the princely comfort and elegance of DBSC label to this extreme world?
The result is a collection, which raises the bar of DBSC luxury to new levels; a collection that overcomes extreme conditions without compromising any of its couture heritage.
Using luxe fabrics like cashmere, silk, mohair and tricot, Dirk Bikkembergs created signature DBSC jersey outfits. The knitwear took a leading role; the details inspired by mountaineering and alpine environment.
But most of all, the Fall 2010 DBSC collection confronts a main with a world of epic mountain escapades and confidently sets new standards in comfort and luxury at high altitude.