Prints, cutouts, hats, and layering took center stage at Henrik Vibskov for Spring/Summer 2013. Graphic, clashing prints included Masai motifs and polka dot cutouts for a high visual impact, while colors ranged from red, white, black, and hot pink to orange.
Models paraded around the centerpiece titled ‘The Invisible Tongue’, a large pink, inflatable tube that stretched the length of the runway cover with black spots. Inside, models writhered around creating a whimsical mood that balanced the tailored pieces such as trousers and blazers, many paired with casual knits that for a low key cool.
A high crown updates the bowler hat, reminiscent to Chaplin’s “The Tramp,” perhaps mirroring today’s financial situation. Following the austere mood where a variety of millinery oddities. Similarly inspired to the Walter Van Beirendonck earlier in the day, several of the models were casted off the street which makes for a more accessible look.
Since 2003, Henrik is the only Scandinavian designer to show at Paris Men's Fashion Week. Little fun fact, between collections, Danish Henrik tours as the drummer for electronic musician Trentemøller!
Photos by Anniina Mäkelä