HENRIK VIBSKOV: Culture Vulture

Scour through the Spring/Summer 2013 collection of Henrik Vibskov, and you’ll seriously be hard-pressed to find something that you don’t like.

Words by: Aimstar
Images: Courtesy of Henrik Vibskov

Entitled Transparent Tongue, prepare to stunt as you don this spring with the spring/summer 2013 collection from Henrik Vibskov. As usual when it comes to the Danish designer, art school meets function meets swag, and who better than he to conjure up yet another delicious recipe of garments that speak to the street, the mavens and the avant guarde simultaneously? While his name as a fashion designer never strays too far from the mouths of artsy types like Björk, Kanye, Sigur Ros, and M.I.A., dude still tours with Danish electro multi-instrumentalist Trentemøller. How he finds time to continue to be a drummer is beyond us, as is how he contributes regularly to galleries like PS1 – MoMA, Palais de Tokyo and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (to name a few) as a true visual creator during his downtime. Less we forget his ongoing visual collaboration with Andrea Emenius…but we digress.

Reset you palette with humble earthtones and electric primary hues that hit hard with Vibskov’s Transparent Tongue collection for him, her and accessories, too. Unveiled earlier this year in Copenhagen, pink is the color that starts the line’s journey through taste, while peek-a-boo cut-outs, geometric prints and stripes on knits collide to give shape to the selects from the season. The fabric is just as varied. Of course, Vibskov incorporates the usual suspects—cotton, leather, silk— but he also dives into savory alternative textures like tencel, modalto and bamboo with as much zeal. But it’s not as heavy as you think; it’s not too much of anything. It’s culture club with edge, made for a savvy style setter who’s not into seeing their wears duplicated streetside. And as always, Vibskov’s collection is not for the faint at heart, who thinks one or two bold accessories is enough to take a look there. Vibskov offers a complete fashion package that has swallowed the energy of a scene that is undeniably the new face of streetwear.

Wanna go hard in the 21st century? Transparent Tongue leads the way.

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