Yesterday Henrik Vibskov presented his SS17 collection during Copenhagen Fashion Week. Set in Copenhagen’s hip Meatpacking district a fashion slaughter house was created to merge the two opposite worlds together.
The setting of the show was created in the yard of the slaughter houses, with piles of salami hanging from the massive structures covering the runway. The meat and butchers were at the center of the whole setting. The vibe was raw, expressing the roughness of this world, filled with a gloomy and dark atmosphere.
Opposing that, an idea of vegetarianism at the time when it’s stronger than ever and we can ask ourselves: Will meat one day be just a relic of the past?
The clashing of these two worlds was expressed in the name of the show: Salami – The Kitchen of The Non-Existing. But is it a clash? Or is it rather an opportunity to join together in creating something bigger? In his collection, Vibskov was inspired by Asian influences and merged the virtues of martial arts and the Asian discipline with the profane culture of meat and hedonistic pleasures. Thus he reflected the concerns of the society today – often struggling to make the right choices between caring for the impact of our actions or indulging in its own pleasures and desires.
Martial art has also been Vibskov’s inspiration for patterns and silhouettes. Predominantly loose, but at times tighter around the waistline, they embrace the Asian fashion legacies. This was combined with prints portraying sausages and salamis in a minimalistic and tasteful way. The occasional use of monochromatic materials highlighted the coldness of the space. Vibskov also did not forget about structures and layering different prints and fabrics, like topstitched cuffs and hems, what gave the looks dimension and brought the entire collection together.
Overall, in this collection, you can find pieces strongly influenced by traditional Asia, bold pieces bursting with colours and patterns, but also easily wearable prints that can surely become your wardrobe staples. However, what Vibskov won me over with, was the Japanese inspired head decoration, which I would honestly absolutely love to wear to rock a party!
Photos courtesy of Copenhagen Fashion Week 2016.
Tags: Henrik Vibskov, ss17
Jana is a young student who moved to Odense to do her Master´s Degree. There she found her love for Denmark and Scandinavian fashion, design and lifestyle. Jana has lived in four countries and is a travel addict who loves visual art, fashion, writing and all the creative things. She hopes that in her future she will work in the creative field where she can pursue all of her passions. Her curiosity and energy brings her to live the new and see the unusual.
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