Dirk Bikkembergs Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Posted on June 20, 2011

The closing word for today is MEN, darlings. And it’s a word that Dirk Bikkembergs clearly loves. Like all of his collections, this one offers a bright, sexy, cartoonish version of masculinity; skin tight (and skin-baring) clothes in either stark blacks and whites or brilliant springtime colors, all in service to one specific silhouette, the broad-shouldered, small-waisted, thunder-thighed, gym-toned male one. You’ll never see a waif-ish man-boy sullenly clomping his way down a Dirk Bikkembergs runway. It’s square-jawed and ripped all the way and who doesn’t like a little of that in the man-candy bowl every now and then? It’s superhero fashion and it’s sexy, thightastic fun.

[Photo Credit: gorunway.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/JAshHunt Justin Hunt

    I don’t even have time to comment….  * rushes off to gym for the next 6 hours *

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

    bunches of hunk-o-licious!

  • Anonymous

    It’s like a Right Said Fred video up in here.

    I do like some of the sweaters, though.

    • Anonymous

      Ha – perfect!  Seriously, would any man wear lycra leggings?  Come on.

  • Anonymous

    When I finally got arpund to looking – there are some pretty bad hair cuts.  But not a bad collection

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12933141 Elizabeth Riley

    *fans self*
    I’ll take one of each, thanks.

  • MilaXX

    Yes please! um wait, were we suppose to critique something?

  • Anonymous

    Those muscles are too much.  It looks as gross to me as the waifish thin models (men and women). 

  • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

    The eye candy was nice…in the immortal words of a friend…Lady Boner. Okay now the clothes..would have loved them better if they WEREN’T on the guys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Finley/1303716227 Scott Finley

    Well, Bikkembergs is always interesting.  I tend to find a few things that I can pass off and not looking like a clown.  Granted, if I were in my early 20s I’d certainly wear more of it (but then again, what 22-year-old can afford Bikkembergs) but there are some nice things here.  Having defined legs and big quads (i.e. meaty man legs) I do appreciate the fact that at least this brand fits me.  I mean, it’s either this or Ralph Lauren, and frankly I don’t like rocking the man culotte look (which Polo shorts tend to look like).

  • Terence Ng

    God, look at those gams.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Yes, please!

  • Anonymous

    I am little troubled by my first thought but those thighs could snap someones neck in an instant. But if you got to go what a way to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

    I want one of each; But they can ditch the clothes.

  • Carmel Steindam

    My heavens. (Fans self.)

    • Djinn in a bottle….

      Or as we say in Texas “Mah Stars!” with a lot more fanning….

  • Anonymous

    Okay, but that sweater in the last row with the green stars: in what universe is that even a notch above holiday theme sweaters? Who would wear it? I don’t understand how someone can send down the runway something you’d expect to see at Penny’s – and would immediately turn away from.

  • Rand Ortega

    Bulges & Brights. No problem w/ this collection. No suh!

  • Anonymous

    I…um…I….well….oh my. (laying on the floor, clutching my heart)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Harris/729969026 Richard Harris

    Get yer fans here ladies and gents…free today only for hot man day…that’s fans over heree

  • Jason Kramer

    may God bless you for bringing this to me.

  • Anonymous

    Every so often my ovaries rear up and remind me of their existence.  *OUCH* they’re at it again!

  • Anonymous

    oh no, no, no, NO.

  • http://twitter.com/darlin133 mary baumer

    YUM. YUM. YUM.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, so I’m an iconoclast and I admit it freely.  I envy women and their freedom to wear a multiplicity of widely varying looks with impunity.  Menswear in the past century and now included is DULL DULL DULL.  Hunks in tight clothes, now there’s a revelation for you.  (yawn)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Dirk, I can wear exactly none of these.  This is, in starkly opposite proportions, as body-specific as the 90s when every female model was expected to be size 0.  The average man will never work these clothes.  I’m not even sure the average *gay* man can pull it off.  Having exhausted myself with this little snit, I’ll now give thanks for the eye candy.  Though the thighs are downright scary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Thighs and chests, sigh.

  • Anonymous

    The first thing to pop into my head is a visual of  . . . these guys standing at the kitchen counter dumping protein powder into a blender. Pleasant, but not exactly steamy. No surprise, my tastes lie elsewhere.

    I like the loose trousers, the shorts show off a manly thigh nicely, and there are a couple of nice shirts. The white jacket with the off-center zipper caught the eye.  But even if the shades are different, my undergraduate time as a dissenter from the social whirl of a preppy southern campus left me with a visceral and irrational dislike of pink & green served up together.

  • All For You Sophia

    Bless your little cotton socks Dirk!

  • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

    Oooh, thighs, thighs, thighs!

  • Anonymous

    All I can see is a bunch of guido d-bags wearing this. Like, I want to like it cause I do like the colours, but nope, fist pumping all the way.

    I need boys in eyeliner to cleanse my mind stat.

  • Anonymous

    Nice!  I had to laugh at the concept of Farmer Johns (top middle photo) as fashion… but they do look nice on the right bod.

  • Anonymous

    hot Hot HOT!!! Everything is great except for that fekakta blue scarf. What dude would wear that? Same for the sweater with the big green stars. Other than that, gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    God I love it!  And it fits me, for the most part.  Thank goodness for people who have heard of a gym.

  • Anonymous

    God I love it!  And it fits me, for the most part.  Thank goodness for people who have heard of a gym.

  • Anonymous

    Forcing myself to look past the men…   I like the pink and green.  Pairing that orange shirt with that orange belt buckle make it look like they tied their shirts.  Not a good look.  Also: Mesh Star Cutouts.

  • Anonymous

    Actually I find it funny the people who think these models have too much muscle or bulk. Yes compared to the typical waifish runway model they do. These guys are very cut and some ripped but their measurements in terms of chest and thighs are still closer to the average american man. These guys are hardly built like wrestlers, football players or those hot manly ball players the designers used a couple years back….mmmm….still recall that silver haired hunky athlete we all swooned over

  • suzq

    Those shorts are like Goldilocks and the Three Bears…not to short, not too long, but just right.  I’ll take them in every color, 38″ waist for my sweetie, please!

  • suzq

    Those shorts are like Goldilocks and the Three Bears…not to short, not too long, but just right.  I’ll take them in every color, 38″ waist for my sweetie, please!

  • Tati G

    I applaud the collection and selection of models.   Nothing to complain about here.  

  • http://twitter.com/geekheat richard edmond bell

    ah! the kind of man thighs i’d love to keep my ears warm! ;D

  • Anonymous

    Oh my!

  • Anonymous

    How many pairs of (the same?) white pants are you allowed to send down the runway in a summer menswear collection?

  • Amanda in Austin

    Dirk Bikkembergs is a porn star name if ever there was one.