Henrik Vibskov, the Danish fashion designer (slash performance artist slash musician) sure knows how to put on a show. The suitably titled Henrik Viksbov, a Short Documentary by Stavkel Production, is an intriguing look at the man behind the lauded avant-garde creations following his win of the prestigious Torsten and Wanja Soderberg prize in 2011.
It follows Vibskov during his production of his latest S/S 12 show at Copenhagen Fashion Week—a highly interactive space outside in a park, with models showcasing his graphic prints, uber cool silhouettes (and interesting facial accessories) as they walk down the runway and through an Alice in Wonderland-esque revolving circular structure (courtesy of other models creating the movement). As Vibskov explains, creating an experience for the audience that’s both unexpected and conjures up different moods is important to him—”I like it to be a tiny bit twisted, a strange spooky world.”
Footage of his SS08 ‘The Fantabulous Bicycle Music Factory‘ show reflects this signature aesthetic, where models walked alongside an installation of bikes linked to trombones and other instruments, creating and playing music as models interacted with the space. This novel approach and fusion of music, installations and performance into his runway shows reflect his passions in these other areas—after all in his ‘spare’ time he is a musician for electro band Trentemoller (they played at Coachella this year) and collaborates with artist Andreas Emenius on various art forms exploring illusion, surface and movement, most recently for The Circular Series and the Fringe Projects.
A Central Saint Martens graduate, Vibskov’s label is characterized by color and an experimental edge, with each garment (particularly his signature knits) heroing either a unique shape, texture or prints.
With a self-described “Terminator drive” and urge to “keep creating”, we can’t wait to see what this ingenious Dane crafts up next.