Earlier this week, Danish designer and Central St. Martins alumni Henrik Vibskov closed Copenhagen Fashion Week in style with an outdoor show and models wearing the most bizarre eyewear we’ve ever seen.
Known for the twisted and tantalising universes he creates—names of his collections include Big Wet Shiny Boobies, The Land of the Black Carrots and The Fantabulous Bicycle Music Factory—the world of Henrik Vibskov is a mesmerizing one.
In this backstage interview at fashion week, Vibskov takes us through his inspiration for SS 12, in particular the meaning behind panopticon (a type of structure and omniscient force built with the ability to observe inmates at all time) and how it shaped his design process. Vibskov 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, creating 17 mens collections along with his 14 women’s. His SS 12 collection is rich in knits, textures pattern and structure, taken particularly from European architecture. Colours also make a welcome addition incorporating metallic with pastels and primary colors.
The multisensory and multidisciplinary shows have become a defining element of the Henrik Vibskov brand since its inception in 2001. Vibskov’s designs reference traditional tailoring, fused with the use of new silhouettes taking an unconventional approach and questioning existing shapes.