So I visited Henrik Vibskov, also known as the King of Copenhagen. He and his exuberant installations demonstrate how a mixture of art and fashion can work, and need no further introduction. In his studio he and his team do everything – designing and creating the clothes, the setups for his shows, and the pieces for his art exhibitions. Only his gigantic archive of garments and objects are stored elsewhere. For his winter 2012 show, they produced a movable drum-runway in a huge storehouse in the former Carlsberg brewery area, where the movements of the models moved the all-white drumsticks.
What you see in his background is actually the workshop part of the studio, and is supposed to be cleaned up and reorganized very soon, now that the shows have ended. On the right you see an installation his interns created for Christmas two years ago; clever observers might be instantly able to tell what it’s supposed to resemble.
And here are my favs from his winter collection.