Dirk Bikkembergs winter 1996 black ballistic nylon jacket with detachable hem
A black, ballistic nylon jacket by dirk bikkembergs hommes pour la femme (autumn winter 1996). It has a covered press button front placket, metal clasp at the neck, and horizontal pockets just below the waist. Like a number of bikkembergs garments from the winter 1996 collection, this jacket features a section which can be detached via a chunky metal lampo zipper. In this way the jacket can be worn two ways: shortish, with a metal zip cutting across the waistline, or very short, with zip teeth as the hem. As shown in the october 1996 issue of japanese menswear mag MR high fashion (see picture 10), the jacket retailed for 91,000 yen (around $990 AUD at time of writing) in japan.
Decent condition, with minor fraying at seam edges and moderate fraying to one pocket edge (see picture 10).
Size 42 (IT womens)
Check measurements to confirm fit
All measurements taken flat
Shoulder width: N/A (raglan shoulder)
Width (at underarms): 44 cm
Waist width: 36 cm
Length (hem panel attached): 62 cm
Length (hem panel removed): 42 cm
Sleeve length: 47 cm (underarm to cuff)
Hem width: 47 cm
Made in italy
Autumn winter 1996