Denmark’s Adored Fashion Designer

Denmark’s Adored Fashion Designer

Internationally, Henrik Vibskov is known as THE Danish fashion designer. On his 10th years anniversary he celebrated his fashion brand by issuing a book about his work. The multidisciplinary fashion designer is also a passionate musician, innovative stage designer and head of his trendsetting eponymous fashion label. In 2019 he opened an impressing fashion store which challenged Danish store norms. Read more about Denmark’s adored fashion designer.

Henrik Vibskov is best known for his avant-garde streetwear, which became immensely popular when the “nu rave” movement took off in 2006. His clothing, baggy and colorful, was a success on the new street blogs that emerged then.

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A book he calls monograph
The Henrik Vibskov book was the first comprehensive presentation of his remarkably multifaceted creative vision. Many of the enlightening texts and project descriptions are written by Vibskov himself. The book, or monograph, as Vibskov himself likes to call it, contains photos and texts and is 220 pages long. The monograph is inspirational for anyone working creatively.

Denmark’s Adored Fashion Designer
From the spring 2021 collection

New store in Copenhagen
Vibskov’s new store, located on Gammel Møntand is designed by London and Copenhagen-based Clover Studio in cooperation with the designer. It features tables suspended by climbing ropes (knotted with a Triple Davy) and stuck to the floor via double sided tape and is indeed worth a visit.

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He describes himself as a person who works with textiles. Those textiles can be hanging on a gallery wall or paraded down a Paris catwalk or even adorning the set of an opera or dance production. For seven years he was the drummer in the electronic music combo Trentemøller.

Denmark’s Adored Fashion Designer
Inside the Henrik Vibskov boutique in Copenhagen

Colorful Vibskov
Henrik Vibskov entered the fashion industry in 2001 after graduating from the internationally renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He was critically acclaimed already from the collection he designed for his graduation. Opting against minimalistic fashion, Vibskov stands out from other Scandinavian designers with his colorful geometric shapes.

He is the only Scandinavian who has been offered a yearly show at Paris Fashion Week and is a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine. In 2011, he became a laureate of the Torsten and Soinja Söderberg Prize, the highest accolade for a designer in the Nordic region.

Denmark’s Adored Fashion Designer, written by Tor Kjolberg

All images © Henrik Vibskov

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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.