Extreme fashion: Triathlon inspires menswear designer

27.06.2014 Dirk Bikkembergs : Milan : Mens Fashion Week
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Milan – Belgian fashion designer Dirk Bikkembergs presented a Body Temples-inspired menswear collection at Men's Fashion Week Milan.

Bikkembergs drew inspiration from a triathlon, a multiple-stage competition consisting of three events: swimming, cycling and long-distance running. The look was clean and functional with an activewear finish featuring specialist materials such as neoprene in bright colours. These were interspersed with tailored pieces, garments that supported an on-the-move lifestyle.

Models sporting the Ladiator physique were bronzed complete with post-workout sheen.

The show's theatrics helped to underpin the collection's sporting origins. Vital statistics, such as heart rate, lap time and distance covered were projected onto a large screen behind the catwalk.

For more on how consumers are becoming increasingly interested in their physical appearance, read our Body Temples macrotrend.

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