In the meatpacking district of Copenhagen, heavyweight butchers operated the factory of Henrik Vibskov’s: “Salami – The Kitchen of The Non Existent”, making salami, in the same district, that housed the cattle fair and butcheries, years ago.
Setting the scene for Henrik Vibskov’s presentation of the SS17 Collection, during this Copenhagen Fashion Week. Where meat was the core of the show and the question of living in a time where experts are in fond of vegetarians and meat soon can become a story to tell we our grandchildren about.
In a structure standing 20 meters long, with large piles of salami hanging from big meat hooks and heavyweight butchers making and moving the salamis from the butchers table to a meat hook or form one to another. With models walking along side, large piles of salamis and butchers, Henrik Vibskov showed his SS17 collection, “Salami – The Kitchen of The Non Existent”.
A collection where his work with art, spectacular print, patterns, colours and silhouettes, played a lead character of their own and at the same time, set the scene for the entire show – true to Henrik Vibskov’s signature of the avantgarde scene.
A signature, that often reflect his work as an artist and as a fashion designer, at the same time. Taking his audience in to his avantgarde world of art, where all pieces are brought together, to end up in one scene and story.
With silhouettes mostly playing on an oversized and avantgarde line combined with his well-known layer upon layer effect. Print, patterns and colours combined in continuous small series and crossing both genders, and lines connected to the Scandinavian minimalism, throughout entire the collection, where we are passing the border towards art.
Playing along side with this collections inspiration of meat, the continent asia and it’s martial art, where printed pieces played their part in both men- and womenswear.
With the phenomenal statement: “SALAMI – KITCHEN OF THE NON EXISTENT” printed on sweatshirts, representing the core of the show alone, without the butchering scene. The asian kimonos in a more or less traditional version combined with Vibskovs more avantgarde scene, where print and colours stayed true to his signature. Traditionel asian bows, were presented in the oversized edition and placed on the back as well as in front and gracing the women and male collection. Two-pieced looks representing the martial art of the same continent and the avant-garde signature headpieces, which this time where not only tall, but with direct lines to the asian inspiration.
And in the middle of this avantgarde scene, with inspiration from meat and the asian continent and martial art, male models entered the scene in minimalistic one pieces, suits and coats in one clean colour and trenchcoats, wearing no bottoms, placing the scandinavian minimalism, in an avantgarde scene.
Proving that the scandinavian minimalism, and the art close to french Haute Couture tailoring can play a part within the avantgarde scene.
By setting the scene in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen, the danish multiartist and fashion designer Henrik Vibskov, once more, connected all his talents in his show. By bringing his avantgarde scene where art, music and fashion comes together in one story and statement. This time the story was about meat and had an asian inspiration, including martial art, behind.
And Henrik Vibskov and his army, stil remains one of the ones in front!
Press Pictures: Copenhagen Fashion Week