Henrik Vibskov is a mainstay in the world of avant garde fashion. The Scandinavian designer is known for his graphic prints, outrageous knits, over-the-top runway shows, and witty way of naming his collections (aka “The Transparent Tongue” and “The Shrink Wrap Spectacular”.) A graduate of the esteemed Central St. Martins school in London, he has produced more than 20 collections, his line is carried in specialty boutiques worldwide including in his own shops in Copenhagen and New York, and he spends his downtime drumming for the electronic band Trentemøller. As if this wasn’t enough for the artistic polymath, Gestalten recently published a monograph of Vibskov’s work and Galerie des Galeries in Paris is currently celebrating him in a solo show.
Entitled Neck Plus Ultra, the exhibition encompasses Vibskov’s influences and inspiration. The name references the latin motto “nec plus ultra”, which translates to “nothing farther beyond”, and in true Vibskov fashion, it’s also a nod to his autumn/winter 2013 collection, “The Stiff Neck Chamber”, which debuted on the Paris runways in January. Inviting you to step into his creative brain space, his work—whether it’s displayed on a person, in a gallery, or captured within the pages of a book—takes you to an otherworldly universe full of geometrical imagery, tactile fashion, and an inherent sense of fun.