• Monday, September 19, 2011


    The 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 Big Wet Shiny Boobies”, "The Solar Donkey Experiment", "The Slippery Spiral Situation" and ”The Fantabulous Bicycle Music Factory” are just a few titles of shows Henirk 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 nineteen collections since he graduated from Central St. Martin’s in 2001, and he 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.

    His last 16 collections have included a women’s wear line designed with his fellow St. Martin’s graduate Maja Brix.
    Since the beginning of his career Henrik has frequently been invited to and participated in festivals, contests and talks such as Swiss Textile Awards 2003, Hyères Festival 2003 & 2004, Expo 2005 Japan, the Noovo Festival 2007 in Santiago de Compostella, the LungA Art Festival in Iceland 2009 & 2010 and the Notch Festival in Beijing in 2009.

    Although Henrik has a principle of never giving away clothes to celebrities for commercial purposes, people like M.I.A., Kanye West, Björk, The Arctic Monkeys, Sigur Ros, Franz Ferdinand, MUM, Lou Reed, LCD Soundsystem and 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.

    He is currently elaborating on the ongoing art project 'The Circular Series' with visual artist Andreas Emenius, which they begun work on in 2009. Like in their earlier collaboration 'The Fringe Projects' where the fringe is used formally, 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. Seven in New York, Midwest in Tokyo, Aloha Rag in Hawaii, Spr+ in Amsterdam, Traffic in Moscow, Mue in Seoul and his own Henrik Vibskov stores in Copenhagen and Oslo are a few of the most influential stores, but lately countries like Kuwait and the Faroe Islands have embraced Henrik’s designs.

    Throughout his career Henrik’s designs have won him prizes such as the Beck’s Student Future Prize 2000, Årets Nye Navn 2003, Danish Design Council Award 2007, Brand of the Year DANSK Magazine Fashion Awards 2008 and a Præmieringen from the Dansh Arts Foundation in 2009.
    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.

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