Fashion and Runway breathlessly recounts the details:
"It all happened in October last year, on one of Dirk’s trips around the world. Sydney. Dirk was discovering the city when he was struck by a fiery red painting in the display window of an art gallery. The painting showed a sporty body in motion, combined with graphically composed “calligraphic numbers”. Eye in eye with the piece of art that would later on define the theme of his Spring/Summer 2010 collection, Dirk entered the gallery and got himself an appointment with the young Sydney-born artist himself.
Through his painting, Scott Elk managed to stir a side of Dirk that is difficult to move. It was the obvious presence of the sport-related theme and dynamics that did the trick. Dirk certainly did not have to count to eleven before realizing what was happening to him. Dirk joined forces with Scott, made a series of pictures of Andrea Vasa in motion back in Milan and asked Scott to create a new series of paintings with those. The result is what you see on display along the catwalk: 12 paintings of massive impact, announcing the core energy of the Dirk Bikkembergs Sport Couture Spring/Summer 2010 collection. It is dominated by one colour: fiery red."
We don't know about all that, but what we do know is this: these clothes are HOT with a capital H and that stands for HOT. They're also pretty much restricted to the young and the fit. Even though he does manage to slip in a couple of less-than-young models, the tight, bright sportiness of it all calls for youth to pull off most of these looks. Visible abs are probably a good idea too. Did we mention that the models are HOT? Because they are. HOT, that is. Mercy.
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