Monday, 7 April 2014

Henrik Vibskov in Helsinki

If you happen to be in Helsinki and you are interested in Nordic design and fashion, the exhibition at Design Museum might be of interest. The main exhibition of this spring season let us delve into the fantastic world of Henrik Vibskov, a pioneer of contemporary Danish fashion design and a boundless inventor. The exhibition explores the creative process and emphasizes also the cross-disciplinary aspects of Vibskov's work.

Originally from the Danish countryside, Henrik Vibskov (1972) graduated from the famous Central Saint Martins in London in 2001. He has designed over 20 collections and has his own Henrik Vibskov brand, which is sold all over the world. He creates fashion for men and women and accessories. He is also known for his installations in the visual arts, which often serve as the sets of fashions shows. This widely talented designer has also created stage sets and has been a drummer in a band called Trentemøller.

“Creativity cannot be forced or given boundaries. I enjoy placing myself in the midst of the unknown. It is then that I can learn and adapt to things completely new. I use my eyes and my brain.”  

Henrik Vibskov, 2013

In the center of the exhibition stands Vibskov’s latest work and his solo exhibition Neck Plus Ultra, which was on tour in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year. A new work to be shown by Vibskov in Helsinki is an installation displayed a week before the exhibition at the Paris Fashion Week of 2014.

Curator Suvi Saloniemi of Design Museum, who is responsible for curating the exhibition, describes Henrik Vibskov with the words ‘original’, ‘unbridled’, ‘testing boundaries’, ‘wild’, and even ‘strange’. “Our aim is to bring the unique world of Henrik Vibskov to be studied by the public,” she adds. “We want to delve inside the head of this designer. Sometimes we display only the results of a designer’s work, but with Vibskov we will show the endless abundance of his ideas and the machinery of his creativity. The exhibition is above all a celebration of creativity and creative thinking,” Saloniemi points out.

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