By  on March 16, 2012

MILAN — In the latest development in a complicated case of alleged tax evasion involving 12 judicial procedures, Dirk Bikkembergs’ lawyer is seeking to fully clear the Belgian designer’s name.

A lot has happened in the two years since Italy’s tax authorities accused Bikkembergs of evading tax payments of 111 million euros, or $144.8 million at current exchange. In July, Bikkembergs sold his brand to Zeis Excelsa SpA, the label’s footwear licensee and closed his Fossombrone, Italy-based manufacturing company 22 Srl. A regional tax commission has cleared the designer of the charges.

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