Saturday, 13 September 2014

PRESS: HENRIK VIBSKOV FOCUS COAT ON THE CUT


The Most-Normcore Street-Style Looks at New York Fashion Week.

Between that basic baggy khaki coat and those Medium-wash jeans, it's bland as a saltine. Which therefore makes it perfect.
 
Photo: Youngjun Koo/I'M KOO  

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NEW ARRIVALS: FANTASTIC MAN ISSUE NO. 20 AUTUMN WINTER 2014, MR. CHRISTOPH WALTZ


And so, the curtain rises on a new issue of FANTASTIC MAN – the 20th edition, for Autumn & Winter 2014. Indeed, the mysterious mustachioed figure on its cover is double Oscar-winning Mr. CHRISTOPH WALTZ, an acting Austrian who, in defiance of Hollywood convention, has risen to international prominence in his sixth decade. In a vastly entertaining interview, the star of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, DJANGO UNCHAINED, CARNAGE and now BIG EYES discusses the advantages and pitfalls of being a late bloomer. Elsewhere in this well-rounded issue, the chronicler of international fashion commerce Mr. IMRAN AMED is profiled, as is the exceptional Canadian author and  rtist Mr. DOUGLAS COUPLAND, plus the phenomenon of French-language cinema Mr. XAVIER DOLAN. The latter showcases his precocious versatility in an array of ravishing outfits. Speaking of matters fashionable, a definitive guide to the new season’s luscious WINTER COATS is proudly presented, and revered British critic Mr. NICHOLAS DE JONGH prescribes unusual getups to be worn for an opening night at the THEATRE. Those yearning for a cherished but DISCONTINUED PERFUME will hopefully find solace in a nostalgic reportage entitled ‘EXTINCT’. There’s plenty more besides, of course.

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PRESS: LILY GATIN WEARS HENRIK VIBSKOV HAT


Fashion has no age - Lily Gatins and her son rocking the Henrik Vibskov hats

Friday, 12 September 2014

NEW ARRIVALS: THE GENTLEWOMAN ISSUE NO. 10 AUTUMN AND WINTER 2014 - ROBYN


Oh yes, it’s the all-singing, all-dancing pop sensation Robyn! In this issue for Autumn and Winter 2014, the exuberant Swede speaks about her extraordinary transition from ’90s teen star to mistress of her own musical universe. This tenth edition of The Gentlewoman is replete with women of international glamour and worldly wit – the Scottish broadcaster Kirsty Young; Dutch artist Marlene Dumas; the hilarious American comedian Kristen Wiig; indefatigable journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis; British soap star Maddy Hill and the new face of Japanese fashion, Chitose Abe of Sacai, are among them. These in-depth interviews and chatty articles are interleaved with fantastic fashion stories and thoughtful sartorial expositions, while essays on the art of hosting and fastidious case studies on delightful details all provide new perspectives on modern living.

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INTRODUCING: ISSEY MIYAKE AW14

 
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

NEW ARRIVALS: 2ND DROP BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE AW14


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 PLATINUM 3
Premium platinum series featuring metal parts all unified in gold

HENRIK VIBSKOV SS15 SHOW AND AFTERPARTY BY GRAU EN GRAU



A short documentary of the Henrik Vibskov SS15 collection presented in Copenhagen

HENRIK VIBSKOV MAKER OF UNIVERSES BY NORWEGIAN CRAFTS




Unifoed Concept
Just reading the titles of Vibskov’s collections ignites the imagination: The Fantabulous Bicycle Music Factory, Big Wet Shiny Boobies, The Human Laundry Service, The Solar Donkey Experiment. These titles indicate the conceptual frameworks in which his collections are presented. Everything hangs together in a strange way. Talking via telephone from Copenhagen, Vibskov says he tends to explain his artistic practice as to set up a universe that includes worlds or particular societies with characteristics used to represent the respective societies.

‘We try to create identities that reflect the construed society, the concept or story we’ve developed’, he explains.
In the monograph Henrik Vibskov (2012), social anthropologist Camilla R. Simpson reflects on Vibskov’s worlding’:
‘One thing is clear to me after spending time at the Henrik Vibskov Studio and together with the man himself, is the fact that wherever he goes, whatever he does, he builds up little worlds around himself. Like a scenography that automatically pops up around him, as he inhabits a space.’


Vibskov is widely known for creating strange worlds where the clothes become costumes and the catwalk becomes a stage for performance and theatre. But he is also acclaimed for the fantastic handicraft used in making his clothes:

‘The modern society we live in is moving faster and faster, so I think people like it when they can relate to things that are already used, which have taken a long time to make. Handicraft and uniqueness are more valuable than 3D prints. The way we work with our hands has always been relevant. The biggest change, since I graduated from Central St. Martins in 2001, doesn’t have to do with more-or-less handmade things, but rather that there is now a greater acceptance of the idea that designers can also work with other artistic expressions. It’s OK now to be multi-disciplinary. That wasn’t the case earlier’, says Vibskov.


Passionate Play
The multi-disciplinary aspect of Vibskov’s practice – particularly the way he contextualizes his collections with theatre and other art forms – provokes the thought that people in general feel a need to categorize:
‘Maybe I stress people out when they can’t categorize or define what I do. It may be that I’m more of a musician than a fashion designer. I’ve performed music for more than 30 years. I don’t like to think that much about what I am. I don’t need to define myself, and nor do I feel that is my role. All I need to do is be productive. When you’ve been part of a creative world for many years, it’s the working and playing with new concepts that you’re passionate about.’

So you don’t like it that people try to describe and define you and your works?
‘No, actually. In a recent New York Times article, I was described as ‘the new Renaissance man’. What the fuck is that about? I don’t understand it – and I don’t like the word.’
Vibskov’s play is always about renewing his expression, but it is also about giving people an experience that challenges their conventional ideas about what a fashion show, a dance costume, a catwalk or a cardigan sweater is.


Identities and Prune Cake
OK. Finished with trying to create definitions and complicated explanations. Vibskov’s universe consists of many parts that are what they are. Shall we put it like that? Our interest lies in the societies he creates, and in their attendant identities. Both parts are indefinable. Vibskov’s models often wear strange hats and vision-test glasses. He may use a wig that completely obscures a model’s face, or a crown topped with a plastic propeller. He equalizes gender differences by dressing male models in skirts and by supressing facial identification.
While all the starting points for presenting his clothes are similar, the expressions are completely different. Clothes are about expressing ourselves and communicating something to those around us. Vibskov has often said that clothes and fashion constitute one of our fastest systems of communication.
‘It’s not my job to determine what people want to communicate by wearing my clothes, but I hope that for some people, it has to do with a relation to one of our performances, concepts or stories. All the clothes have a sewn-in label with the name of the collection they belong to.’


Do you wear clothes from your collections?
‘No. I usually use the same boring clothes all the time. I was probably a bit wilder in my younger years. I have three identical pairs of trousers and four identical shirts. So it looks like I use the same clothes every day and never wash them. It’s like the apple seller who is so tired of apples, when he goes home, he will never make an apple cake. Probably he doesn’t make prune cake either’, Vibskov concludes.

Cecilie Tyri Holt is editor of the Norwegian crafts magazine Kunsthåndverk where this interview was originally published. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

NEW ARRIVALS: YOHJI YAMAMOTO HOMME AW14 - 1ST DROP NOW AVAILABLE IN COPENHAGEN AND ONLINE





PRESS: SEBASTIEN TELLIER, ME.STYLE


French Musician Sebastien Tellier wears Henrik Vibskov Shy Shirt, Wabisabi Print AW14. @sebastientellier #sebastientellier #singer #paris #parisian #divine #musicmagazine #musikexpress_magazine #photographer #phillippmueller #styled by #bodoernle #bodorockt @bodorockt #dressed in #henrikvibskov

Friday, 5 September 2014

NYC FASHION WEEK INVITATION


Join Henrik Vibskov Boutique NYC to celebrate the launch of a new artist collaboration Tee Shirt series, which is exclusively available at the Soho Boutique.  The first shirt in the series, designed by Lisa Hanawalt, shows famous NYC landmark buildings decorated with boobs. Beers provided by Brooklyn Brewery, and poster giveaways from Playtype.

Henrik Vibskov Boutique NYC
Tuesday, September 9th
6-9pm 
456 Broome Street
SOHO / NYC

Other boutiques in the neighborhood, MM6, International Playground and Other Criteria, are also hosting events during the same time for your Soho Block Party hopping pleasure. 

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Quick Paper Collage Sketch / Have to realize it before tuesday for the band #TheAcid / We Are The Acid / Musicvideo with @danielwirtberg / Stockholm #followhenrikvibskovaroundtheworld