January 24, 2016
By Marius Brianski
Photos by Victor Jones
Paris, France – A modern Nutcracker is the inspirational theme for the new collection by designer Henrik Vibskov. With it we see the designer take a right turn towards attire with more commercial appeal.
The multitude of information charing our minds everyday has inspired this full off straight lines and deconstruction. There are visible Asian touches with the chaotic prints, kimono like shapes, roomy pants and tied belts. The details such as the pleats are scattered to recreate a kind of nervous, kinetic energy.
The multi-colored graphics on knitwear are inspired by jazz posters from the 1920’s and 1950’s decorative packaging. The usage of contrasting, vertical stripes combined with clean structures makes a poised, striking effect. There’s much asymmetry, playing with lengths with pants cut above the ankle to show of the insane wood detail shoes. The collection consists of sporty sweatshirts, pants, jackets, sweaters and finely made coats. Each silhouette presents a careful eye for details making the look so polished. In the end we are reminded of the fashions from the streets of Tokyo.
The usage of color and accessories are clever in the sense that neither is not overpowering. They add finishing touches and flair to the presentation. The hats matching the shoes with the wooden instalment catch the eye. As a whole one can see and appreciate the extravagant work that has been well thought out. And it also offers options for developing a more basic collection aimed at the consumer.