Spotlight: Henrik Vibskov

Perhaps you know him for his scarves, colorful pieces that capture the raucous Copenhagen nightlife scene. The rest of his collections, best experienced as part of his notoriously over-the-top fashion shows, push his style concept further. But the clothes are just an extension of a much fuller life lived as an artist, DJ, breakdancer, filmmaker and musician. That kind of renaissance-man lifestyle should ring a bell, but let’s put aside Kanye for the time being. He may have a collab with Vuitton on-deck, but who’s ever tapped Mr. West to produce a line of baby strollers?

A graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, it’s a shame Mr. Vibskov wasn’t given the chance to style Jarvis and the rest here. The first verse to this Pulp classic was my introduction to St. Martin’s back in high school, but London at that time was just a spot on a map, a long-forgotten family trip. Now I know — for a designer-slash-musician, you done pretty good for yourself graduating from the same school as both Paul Smith and Joe Strummer.

Click through the links below for a little more insight into the life of Mr. Vibskov, including a great career retrospective/interview from SHIFT magazine circa ’06.

Hint Mag – Vibskov MoMA exhibition video
The Land of the Black Carrots – Vibskov A/W 07 collection video (beautiful and very trippy)
SHIFT feature/interview
Henrik Vibskov official site

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