In a forest of hanging sticks, Danish designer, artist, and drummer Henrik Vibskov creates three worlds at MU this winter. Each world refers to one of the many attention-arousing performances with which he over the past couple of years has presented his collections in Paris and in other cities all over the world.
Usually, Vibskov’s surreal dream worlds are only inhabited by models wearing his creations. Lying down among hundreds of breasts on sticks, wandering across the black carrot fields, or music-cycling in the Fantabulous Bicycle Music Factory. At MU, however, it’s the audience that are given the chance to lose themselves in Vibskov’s universe entitled The Visit.
In his work as a designer, Vibskov succeeds in sketching unusual perspectives and creating surprising combinations of traditional patterns and techniques without ever causing the end result to lose its aura of contemporariness. He creates worlds that have a magical attractiveness, sometimes retro, sometimes futuristic, but always imbued with an intense colourfulness. The same holds for his free work such as the continually growing series of Fringe projects, in which he and his old St. Martin’s schoolmate Andreas Emenius are investigating illusion, surface, and movement.
As a fashion designer, Henrik Vibskov has since his graduation from St. Martin’s in 2001 developed 14 collections. Currently, he is the only Scandinavian designer who always presents a collection in the Paris fashion week for men’s wear. Apart from designing two collections per year and creating the bizarre worlds in which these collections are shown, Henrik also devotes himself to drumming. He is the permanent drummer of the electronic minimal giant Trentemøller, with whom het tours the world.
Thanks to Ontour for the images.