Ladies and gentlemen – I share with you my visit to the Henrik Vibskov “The Stiff Neck Chamber” Fall/Winter 2013 Collection.
Well, I must say this was the hardest show to get into. It was quite the experience. I really wanted to share this with you so I decided to stick it out and wait in one of the longest and non moving lines I’ve ever waited on. But standing in the cold for over an hour and being as patient as we New Yorkers usually are, it was worth it. The show was held at Borsen (The Copenhagen Stock Exchange) very close by to Tivoli. This is my third show of the day and my first time inside Borsen. I was literally the last person to get in. See you again tomorrow Borsen. This is the happening spot for some of the major shows. It’s like going to Lincoln Center for fashion week. Are you coming with me for that? Anyway back to Henrik.
Henrik Vibskov was born in Jutland and went to school in London. He returned to Danmark and started a label under his own name. He is an extremely creative artist when it comes to his collections and he is not interested in the standard Scandinavian minimalist ideals.
The lights went out and the show started very dark. Picture this: men dressed in dark baggy suits slowing unraveling a herd of red beaked swans overlapping from above the ceiling all while hearing eclectic music in the background then after about what felt like 20 minutes (but really not) passed, the runway lit up and the models walk around these herds of fabric swans, and what a set up it was. Again worth the wait.
Some all-over prints, bright colored jackets and flowered dresses. The pieces are wearable additions to any wardrobe provided you are a super cool rapper, an artist, musician, poet, singer and have a causal cool personality. Oh wait that’s just about everybody that loves fashion so then I’m talking to you.
By the way next time you see me you can ask me how to pronounce his name. I have been corrected so many times tonight I’m sure I’ve got it down now.
Thank you Mr. Vibskov