Belgians do it Bagger
The dream of the '90s is alive in
Portland Belgium thanks to Antwerp bar owner and clothing designer Sven Mes' new line Bagger. It's 3am and everyone's in uniform sporting bomber jackets, shaved heads and Nikes. Flailing limbs thrust into the air and into faces, sweat flinging everwhere. Cacophonous beats pound into the floor in sync with the room's collective racing heartbeat. This is gabber. The Dutch anti-establishment rave sub-culture turned mainstream music and lifestyle that swept 1990s northern Europe. It's also the inspiration for Mes' new grunge couture clothing line Bagger. Think: white knee high socks, camo t-shirts, bomber jackets and wooden knuckle rings branded with a medieval "B." Feeling nostalgic?