Henrik Vibskov

Henrik Vibskov is not just a fashion designer but also the creator of twisted and tantalising universes that accompany each of his collections.

The Transparent Tongue, The Stiff Neck Chamber and The Shrink Wrap Spectacular are just a few titles of shows Henrik Vibskov has produced, each title referring to a different but equally mesmerising world.

As a fashion designer he has produced over 22 men’s (and later also women’s) collections since he graduated from Central St. Martins in 2001. 

Since 2003 he has been, and still is, the only Scandinavian designer on the official show schedule of the Paris Men’s Fashion Week.

Vibskov has frequently been invited to and participated in festivals, contests and talks such as the LungA Art Festival in Iceland 2009 & 2010, the Notch Festival in Beijing in 2009, Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea in 2011, the Rohsska Museum in Gothenburg 2011, and many more.

Between designing new collections biannually and creating the universes surrounding them, Vibskov keeps himself occupied as the drummer, at the moment with his own project Mountain Yorokobu signed to Fake Diamond Records as well as exhibiting at art museums and galleries around the world.

In 2013 he presented solo exhibitions at Galleries Lafayette in Paris and Gammel Strand Museum in Copenhagen. Along with visual artist Andreas Emenius he created an ongoing art project called The Circular Series, which they begun to work on in 2009. Similar to their earlier collaboration The Fringe Projects, the circle is used as a clarifier, or visual glue, linking all the projects to the same universe.

His designs have won him prizes such as a Præmieringen from the Dansh Arts Foundation in 2009, the 2011 Soderberg prize, which has the highest prize money for a design award in the world, as well as the Jury Prize at the Danish Fashion Awards in 2012.

Vibskov has frequently given lectures and been a jury member at institutions such as Central Saint Martins in London, The Istituto Europeo Di Design in Madrid and the Antwerp Royal Acadamy of Fine Art amongst others.

In 2012 a monograph of Vibskov’s work was published by Gestalten.