A 3,000-word feature on the multi-talented designer Henrik Vibskov in Issue Nineteen.
Excerpt from "Dynamic Tempo"
Badah-da-dum. Badah-da-dum. Tck-tck-tck, badah-da-dum. There’s a tempo alive in Henrik Vibskov’s head that pushes its way out into the world in various forms. You observe it in his elaborate, theatrical fashion shows with models marching about keeping time like a bass drum. You read it in the enigmatic way he writes his emails with each erroneous comma or superfluous question mark punctuating a different beat in his mind. You certainly hear it in his drumming, which he does professionally for musicians such as Trentemøller and Mikael Simpson. And you see it in the large-scale art installations he creates for museum exhibitions, including the upcoming show at Stockholm’s Kulturhuset Stadsteatern center called—quite suitably—Tempo.
But the rhythm that thumps throughout all areas of Henrik’s creative world is most commonly seen pulsating through his outlandish fashion designs. His style is ultimately wearable, but on first blush, it’s pretty avant-garde: Luxurious wool peacoats, finely tailored tunics and meticulously crafted knitwear are sublimely overshadowed by unexpected graphics, curious proportions and dramatic color palettes. If Fred Flintstone time-traveled to the future, this might be what he would wear on a business trip .......
Read more online at Kinfolk and in print within the pages of the Adrenaline Issue