Disorders and dysfunctions by Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov
Photo: Alastair Philip Wiper
Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov, one of the most prominent names on the current global map of fashion design still is the only Scandinavian fashion designer to have been demonstrating his menswear collections on the official list of Paris Fashion Week ever since 2003.
During the Men’s Fashion Week in Paris Henrik Vibskov showed his SS14 collection named "The Bathtub Observer". Show held on June 28 at Salle des Fêtes de la Mairiedu 4 ème took fashion lovers into a world inspired by visual disorders and dysfunctions.
The next show we can expect on August 7 at Copenhagen Fashion Week, where a Henrik Vibskov trademark, strong graphics will come to the fore once again: cotton with hand printed dots, big knitted patterns, magnified herringbone on neoprene and linen, and patchworks of materials and colors make appearances in beautifully dysfunctional arrangements.
Colors include white, light beige, black, shades of blue, mustard yellow, camel, light green and red dots.
Visual trickery is a key inspiration for the shapes of the collection: overly proportioned silhouettes and oversized constructions play with the layers of the garments, while 3D surface structures made out of neoprene and contrasting tapes on coats and draped dresses combine to add to the ordered disorder of "The Bathtub Observer".