Henrik Vibskov, 2008 A/W COLLECTION, THE MINT INSTITUTE ⓒ Henrik Vibskov
Henrik Vibskov, 2007 S/S COLLECTION, THE BIG WET SHINY BOOBIES ⓒ Henrik Vibskov
Henrik Vibskov, Face Wool Explosions, 2013 ⓒ Henrik Vibskov
It’s not too hard spot an insanely good looking man, but to come across someone who is both attractive and funny? That’s a nearly impossible find. However, Henrik Vibskov is that lucky man who has it all. From “The Spaghetti Hand Job,” “The Sticky Brick Fingers,” and “The Solar Donkey Experiment”, the titles of his fashion shows all demonstrate the point. Most published writings on Vibskov describe him as a fashion designer, but the title doesn’t do much justice as his interests and works cover a wider scope of genres. The artist was first a musician before he got into fashion, but what ultimately motivated him to get into fashion school Central Saint Martins was a girl he liked at the time. Vibskov describes himself as a “calm” kind of guy, but his shows on the other hand, are complex, dynamic and theatrical. In the fashion show “The Sticky Brick Fingers” for example, ballet dancers rip their shirts open on the water-sunken stage as Norwegian opera
music plays in the background. Aside from the models off the runway, we are reminded of the installation “Interplay,” an exhibition happening through August at MMCA Seoul.
When it comes time for Vibscov to name his fashion shows, he examines a pool of words that float inside his head, then picks the ones that stand out to decide on the title. The most anticipated work at “Fabricate” is “The Mint Institute,” an artistic take on his 2008 autumn collection and show. This summer, the mint colored catwalk is yours to walk, hear and taste. And when we say taste, it’s not a poetic metaphor of the mind.