Welcome to the Dirk Bikkembergs charity auction, where the much coveted vintage 90’s Bikkembergs boots are auctioned off for my favourite charity: Het Dierenthuisje, a no-kill shelter and animal sanctuary.

 

15% of all profits will be donated to het Dierenthuisje.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: in addition to your bid price, a flat rate of 25€ will be charged extra to compensate for the expensive shipping costs

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Total raised so far:

€610,05

Het Dierenthuisje is a no-kill shelter and farm animal sanctuary. They rescue old, sick and ‘difficult’ cats, which would have been put down in other shelters. Some of the very sick ones get a forever home at their farm, so money to cover medical expenses is highly needed.

Plus, they also rescue farm animals! You can read more about them here, or make a small donation yourself.

Dirk Bikkembergs is a Belgian designer, graduating from the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp.

In 1986, Bikkembergs went to London during fashion week to showcase his collection together with fellow graduates Ann Demeulemeester, Walter van BeirendonckDries Van NotenDirk Van Saene and Marina Yee.

From this point on, they would be known as the iconic ‘Antwerp Six’.

Dirk Bikkembergs gained notoriety in the 90’s with his boots inspired by workman’s shoes or mountaineering boots. Not only was the concept so groundbreaking, but also how he presented these boots: combining these heavy duty boots with suits.

Some iconic details of Dirk’s boots include the holes drilled in the soles, through which the laces shoulder be put and afterwards wrapped around the boot. Some models have metals heels, with or without slit, reinforcing the ‘heavy duty’ aesthetic. All the mountaineering boots feature the larger square sole on the front and included a blue and black mountaineering elastic with hooks.

Due to their iconic status, all these models are heavy collected by fashion museums around the world and included in their permanent collection.