A bright palette and bold colour-blocking define Scandinavian designer Henrik Vibskov’s vibrant collections.
A 2001 Central Saint Martin’s grad, Vibskov slipped quickly into his entreprenurial vision and founded his own line. Since then, he has produced 14 menswear collections and 10 womenswear collections under his eponymous label and shows annually at Paris Fashion Week. An artist at heart, Vibskov also tours with musician Trentemøller, and creates art exhibitions for galleries and museums across the world.
For his Fall / Winter 2010 menswear collection, Vibskov embraced his quirky aesthetic right down to the clownish eyeglasses on each models face. Quoted in an interview as incorporating horror films with Malcom X, the shows eclectic mix of hiking boots and blazers match Vibskov’s sporatic train of thought. His preference for mixing prints and textures showed up in the form of kilts paired with classic trench coats, multitonal pants colorblocked down the middle in tan and navy, and loose cableknits atop fitted pants.
His womenswear line was equally lively and entertaining, sporting the same bespectacled theme among plaid scarves, peplum coats and tall hats. Spots of floral poked out of undershirts and swatches of dresses, but Vibskovs main colour palette was surprisingly neutral and focused on shades of blacks, greys and browns. Volumnous belted jumpsuits fell on the more conservative end of the spectrum, while camel turtlenecks with white polka dots showed Vibskov’s unique side.
- Emily Freisher
Photos courtesy of Copahegen Fashion Week