As a fashion designer Henrik Vibskov has produced 21 men's and 17 women‘s collections since hegraduated 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. In May 2012, he has been elected an official member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine. Although Henrik has a principle of never giving away clothes to celebrities for commercial purposes, people like M.I.A., Kanye West, Björk, The Arctic Monkeys, Little Dragon, Sigur Ros, Franz Ferdinand, MUM, Lou Reed, LCD Soundsystem or Devendra Banhart have all been spotted in Henrik Vibskov’s designs.
HENRIK VIBSKOV AW13
THE STIFF NECK CHAMBER
Knowing Henrik's penchant for referencing an assortment of influences, Autumn/ Winter 13 seeks guidance from birds, religion, death, ancient builders carrying the title of “stiff necks“ and rituals aligned with the afterlife. The collection features, once again, a mix of print, pattern, structures, knit and woven fabric. The clothing is not emblazoned with iconic controversy. It is a more subtle approach in design with the exception of the flamingo print; an obvious and key print that repeats itself on mens shirting, jackets and trousers, and several accessory pieces. Familiar silhouettes are integral, continuing the Vibskov language that has become signature to his style. Heavy cotton parkas and coats, useful for both men and women, draw on lines from seasons past; trousers echo a familiar hipline pleat, and shirts are detailed by a fusion of fabrics and colours.