Living: A Look on the Wild Side

Two young designers liven up a groggy fashion scene

The spellings are challenging, the pronunciation a little tricky, but it might be best to get used to these two names right now. They appear on the labels of some of the most intrepid clothes around, and they belong to two of the sprightliest newcomers anywhere on the fashion map.

The fresh and refreshingly feckless designs of Sybilla, 25, of Madrid, and Dirk Bikkembergs, 29, of Antwerp, have mostly their brio in common. There is no serious risk that anyone would ever get their labels switched. Bikkembergs works out of a small, somewhat dilapidated studio, where he turns out a line...

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