HENRIK VIBSKOV

 

"As a fashion designer Henrik Vibskov has produced over 20 mens and womens collections since he graduated from Central St. Martins in 2001, and he is currently the only Scandinavian designer on the official show schedule of the Paris Mens Fashion Week, which he has been since January 2003"

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Henrik Vibskov SS2013 men collection showThe name Henrik Vibskov is most commonly associated not only with a fashion label, but a multitude of twisted yet tantalising universes created in relation to each collection. “The Transparent Tongue“, “The Stiff Neck Chamber“ and “The Shrink Wrap Spectacular“ are just a few titles of shows Henrik Vibskov has produced lately, each title referring to a different but equally mesmerising world and set of logic. As a fashion designer Henrik Vibskov has produced over 20 mens (and later also womens) collections since he graduated from Central St. Martins in 2001, and he is currently the only Scandinavian designer on the official show schedule of the Paris Mens Fashion Week, which he has been since January 2003. Since the beginning of his career Henrik has frequently been invited to and participated in festivals, contests and talks such as the Swiss Textile Awards 2003, Hyeres Festival 2003 & 2004, Expo 2005 Japan, the Noovo Festival 2007 in Santiago de Compostella, the LungA Art Festival in Iceland 2009 & 2010, the Notch Festival in Beijing in 2009, Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea in 2011, the Rohsska Museum in Gothenburg 2011, and many more. Although Henrik has a principle of never giving away clothes to celebrities for commercial purposes, people like M.I.A., Kanye West, Bjork, The Arctic Monkeys, Sigur Ros, Franz Ferdinand, MUM, Lou Reed, LCD Soundsystem or Devendra Banhart have all been spotted in Henrik Vibskov’s designs. Between designing new collections biannually and creating the universes surrounding them, Henrik keeps himself occupied touring the world as the drummer for electronic musician Trentemøller, and exhibiting at art museums and galleries around the world. Henrik has made exhibitions at PS1 – MoMA in New York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, ICA in London, Zeeuws Museum in Holland, Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan, Wilhelm Wagendfeld Haus in Bremen, NAI Nederlands Architectuur Instituut in Rotterdam, Holland, The Textile Museum, Washington, USA and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, in collaboration with Elmgreen & Dragset, just to name a few. In 2013 he will present solo exhibitions at Galleries Lafayette in Paris and Gammel Strand Museum in Copenhagen. With visual artist Andreas Emenius he created an ongoing art project called ‘The Circular Series’, which they begun to work on in 2009. Like in their earlier collaboration ‘The Fringe Projects’, in this project the circle is used as a clarifier, or visual glue, linking all the projects to the same universe. Henrik Vibskov’s collections are sold only through thoroughly selected shops across the globe. 10 Corso Como in Milan, GUYA in Florence, Tom Greyhound in Seoul, RA in Antwerp, Magasin in Moscow , Club 21 in Singapore and his own Henrik Vibskov stores in Copenhagen and New York are a few of the most influential stores, but also countries in the burgeoning markets of the Middle East and Eastern Europe have embraced Henrik’s designs. Throughout his career Henrik’s designs have won him prizes such as the Becks Student Future Prize 2000, Aarets Nye Navn 2003, Danish Design Council Award 2007, Brand of the Year DANSK Magazine Fashion Awards 2008, a Præmieringen from the Dansh Arts Foundation in 2009, the 2011 Soderberg prize, the highest value design prize in the world, as well as the Jury Prize at the Danish Fashion Awards in 2012. Henrik Vibskov has frequently given lectures and been a jury member at institutions such as Central Saint Martins in London, The Istituto Europeo Di Design in Madrid and the Antwerp Royal Acadamy of Fine Art amongst others. In 2012 a monograph of Henrik’s work was published by Gestalten.

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Written by: Riccardo