Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov is not only associated with a fashion label, but a multitude of twisted yet tantalizing universes created in relation to each of his collections.
In spite of, perhaps because of, collection names like, “The Transparent Tongue”, “The Stiff Neck Chamber”, “The Bathtub Observer” and the “Spaghetti Handjob” his trendy yet warable clothes are loved by the Copenhagen hipster crowd as well as a growing number of fans abroad.
On a chilly night last August Vibskov drew a horde of fashion types into a theatrical butcher store sprung to life, with rows of hanging stuffed knit “sausages” and workers attending to them in the city’s meatpacking district.
As a fashion designer Henrik Vibskov has produced more than twenty collections since he graduated from Central St. Martin’s in 2001, and he is currently the only Scandinavian designer on the official show schedule of the Paris Men’s Fashion Week, which he has been since January 2003.
This summer he gravitated in particular to the delightful vulgarity of a butcher’s window and a hedonistic idea with beautiful precision of martial art, so the visitors were greeted with a world of meat, baloney and salami.
The collection autumn/winter 2016/2017 gave a sense of the designer’s myriad talents. One can see and appreciate the extravagant, but not overpowering, work that has been well thought out. At the same time it offers options for developing a more basic collection aimed at the consumer.
Danish Fashion’s Rebel Kid, written by Tor Kjolberg