The funny thing about the Henrik Vibskov’s shows is that they’re are definitely closely related, in my mind to WEATHER ... how apt considering it was the subject of this season’s collection.
I remember standing in the pouring rain for the FW18 show with an ever growing puddle in front of me and an increasingly larger throng of people pushing me towards it .. thankfully we were allowed in before the inevitable !
For this SS19 it was boiling .. if it was balmy before the show it then suddenly got really hot .. I watched in horror as perfectly white skinned people turned pink .. luckily my strongly applied factor 50 might have just done the trick .. but it was hot and sticky smelly and chock a block.. and we waited !
The thing about Henrik Vibskov’s is that he’s a multi disciplinary artist .. so his installation causes as much excitement as his collection, and this season was not an exception !
Wind was the subject - that is, wind can be good and bad .. So using recycled old sheets from a laundry service coloured with black tea he built and covered mechanical wind turbines and had them manually controled by his team of performers wearing similar coloured working outfits .. and this was just the back drop.
Unfortunately for us, the air these turbine pieces produced was not enough .. so I guess in the stifling heat could have bean seen as the bad part.
The collection was truly Vibskov - which means the grand theme is for both men and women, starts from the head and finishes at the feet, passing via make up and even model casting.
I could have watched it again and again and never tired of discovering new bits. ..
I loved the socks ( very on trend this season ) the prints with paper planes and parachutes. The boiler suit in what looked like a Vermeer blue. The pinafore dresses with material tabs that allowed you to convert the piece into your own mini windmill. The headbands, the bonnets, the stripes, the suits it could just go on and on ! Really a long list of wearable pieces.
photographs for MsCastroRides by Konrad Czajkowski