1999 Bungee Chord Steel Boot
Marked size: 41
One of the most notable pairs of Dirk Bikkembergs boots, this pair has a wrap of elastic bungee chord around it that passes through the empty slot in the steel heel. This particular style is in some museum collections and used for fashion exhibits such as the MOMU in Antwerp.
Dirk Bikkembergs was notable for being a part of the “Antwerp 6”, a group of fashion students all graduating from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts. This group includes Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, and Honorary member Martin Margiela. They minus Margiela set out with a rented truck of their collections and rocked London Fashion week and the rest is history. They still all meetup and keep in touch today.