HENRIK VIBSKOV: La Familia Vibs Salami
June 25, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Henrik Vibskov
Paris, France – In what some may consider as an effort to mainstream just a little the perception of his fashion house, designer Henrik Vibskov chose to show his new work at the Hotel Westin in the posh rue de Castiglione in Paris. However true to form, the audience discovered a mise en scène quite typical of the displays that the designer generally arranges for his shows. Red and white prints form patterns of diamonds and hexagons. The printed fabric is used to created thin, long 60 centimeter “sausages”, or to me more precise salami.
As the abstract music begin, we see the butch models arriving with bails of the Vibs Salami. They procede to hang the stacks alongside others, which had been grouped together prior to the start of the show and suspended from meat hooks. This is the decor… Moments later the first silhouettes appear. We find largely cut, baggy trousers worn with blue and long white shirts in pressed cotton. The shoes have squared dots of black on white. These first looks are very impressive. Then the designer moves us to a jumpsuits with banded, belt cord. This number is in ecru. It is immediately after this point where we see the introudction of tailored pieces.
Vibsov has created very strong tailored pieces in the form of suits and even a long coat. This is clearly his attempt at mainstreaming some elements of the collection. This writer says that lighly as the rest of the collection continues to exhibit the designer’s DNA. He creates pieces and looks that stray far away from the mainstream of traditional fashion while placating to the growing desire of people to reveal themselves as individuals.
To help establish a sense of individuality, Henrik Vibskov offers bold eyeewear, shoes, socks and entertaining cap hats with rounded angles.
Suddenly color makes its appearance in the kntiswear. Red, blue, white, écru are used to create the garments’ patterns. This really is the introduction to the the more streetwear-oriented elements to the collection. And with that skillfully combines his tailoring to the wacky sense of style that he has championed over the years. His looks are extremely desirable for one’s wardrobe.