Henrik Vibskov at Copenhagen fashion week

Speaking of fashion festivals, fashion weeks are definitely more widely publicised compared to fashion biennales. The latest fashion week on the fashion world’s radar is Copenhagen fashion week. Organised twice a year in February and August, the latest installment just took place this month. Danish fashion is known for its innovation and aesthetics and the lineup this month was impressive with labels and names such as Peter Jensen, Ivan Grundahl, Wood Wood, Minimarket, David Andersen, Henrik Vibskov, Noir , to name a few.

Quoting Danish Fashion Institute’s Eva Kruse, “Fashion is an art form that is more integrated with the wearer than art that goes on the wall”. That interactivity is literal when a wearer puts on an item of clothing but sometimes the philosophy is lost with the wearer.

I have preached many times the concept of carrying and delivering a message through our clothing. In fact, as wearers, we are the performers. The designer creates and produces the collection. As wearers, we perform and execute the work of art. The Danish are not only big on aesthetics but they are also devoted to the narrative. I hope as wearers, we deliver that message for these designers.

One of my favourites from the Copenhagen fashion week is Henrik Vibskov who is a well-known name by now. Funky and playful, his pieces convey a sense of Scandinavian humour that is not direct and in your face. Despite that, his collection still eludes a sense of elegance and keeps the audience at a distance.

I was especially taken with the menswear in his Spring/Summer 2011 collection. I wonder if I can try to incorporate some of them into my wardrobe… 

As for womenswear, his collection for Autum/Winter 2010 collection appealed to me.

(All images from Copenhagen fashion week website)

Ah… my wardrobe will be complete with these… If you feel the same, join me in emptying your bank account at farfetch or the-v-store.

X Sybil

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