The name Henrik Vibskov is most commonly associated not only with a fashion label but a multitude of unique universes of cultivated aesthetic created in relation to each collection. The archetype of Artist in the true sense of the word, he is constantly exploring themes around creativity without limits. Working not only in textiles but also in music, theatre and alternative display, Vibskov is always trying to adapt a design approach for a fashion collection versus an installation or exhibition.
A 2001 graduate from Central St Martin’s he has since produced over 30 fashion collections, beginning with menswear and developing into working with the female silhouette. He has participated and exhibited in a number of international design fairs, festivals, and museum shows, including thePS1 – MoMA in New York, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, the ICA in London while also developing and collaborating with various foundations and other projects.
Whether viewed as theatrical streetwear or a mashup of cultural artistry in clothing, his work designing costumes for numerous operas and performances, including collaborations with Hotel Pro Forma, the Oslo Opera House, The Swedish national ballet and the Brussels Opera House are evident. Both opulent and maximalist but incredibly wearable, Vibskov’s collection for the Copenhagen Autumn Winter 2020 show was a prime example of how easily the designer applies a kit filled to the brim with talents that align but generally would take entire teams of people to conceive.
Masterfully blending a spectrum ranging from muted citrus tones to steely greys and greens, the collection is somehow intense and comfortable at the same time. Layers of pieces that should read as over the top create the impression that an artist gives, the style only available to somebody walking to the beat of their own drum, but completely wearable.
Henrik Vibskov is currently Professor at the DSKD and is frequently given lectures in art institutions all over the world, such as Central Saint Martins in London, The IED in Madrid and the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts amongst others.