Henrik Vibskov SS22 ‘The Sun Will Shine On The Assembly Line’

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I’ve been watching Henrik Vibskov since his early days competing at the Festival d’Hyeres being followed around by Danish National TV. Henrik graduated from Central Saint Martins, was and is a musician as well as an artist the combination of both make all of his shows and installations a genuine experience.

For the SS22 studio collection Henrik Vibskov is diving into the universe of porcelain. This is where cracks and broken pieces become beautiful, the old coffee set intriguing, where combinations of old and new put together in new structures becomes interesting and echoes elements, textures and surfaces from nature and traditional craftmanship. Porcelain is a ceramic material with a myriad of references clinging to it, as it is an ancient craftmanship developed and refined over decades. The material is both strong and fragile at the same time, having a wide range of use, from decoration, arts, tableware, figurines, technology and industry. The pale white lustrous surface talks to your senses and the smooth surface reminds of skin asking to be touched.

The collection is unfolding a distinctive interpretation of the theme. The silhouettes are inspired by shapes of vases and bowls, the prints are dragging lines to systematic machinery and factories, repetitions of tiles, smooth surfaces and porcelain flowers falling apart. Big, quilted coats and skirts are covered with cubic color blocks inspired by the Japanese manual tie-dyeing Shibori technique. The colorful knits are referring to repetitions and combinations of tiles and the custom designed jacquard suit is in a romantic and dynamic print of fragile porcelains flowers. The elegant choice of colors is both subtle and bold; fresh melon, lime green, neon yellow, lavender and pink combined with dark inked blue, burgundy, burned orange, olive, brown and black.

93% of the collection can be considered sustainable, in the way the materials are either of organic origin or recycled. All fabrics and trims are evaluated based on their sustainable qualities, and the choices for the collection are made thereafter. The fabrics include organic cotton, recycled polyester and recycled PET bottles for padding in outerwear, Tencel made from upcycled cotton linter and cellulose fibers, European linen and virgin wool. Certificates include BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) and GOTS, plus Økotex for colors, dyes and prints. Henrik Vibskov made a film to represent the collection, echoing the tradition of porcelain manufacturing. To the ticking sound of a factory clock, workers unite along the assembly line for a synchronized production performance in the eerie glow of summer solstice. With their bare hands, they are painting and shaping the delicate material. As the production assembles a tall figure takes center stage. White and pale as the porcelain itself, it rises like a monumental tower or a dream, 4 meters high in a long dress. Is it the machinery, the caretaker, the pulse or an imaginary creation born from the manufacturing?

Video director and editor – Hörður Freyr Brynjarsson Director of photography – Stroud Rohde Pearce Concept and story – Henrik Vibskov 1st assistant camera – Bertil Rosenkrands Production and Set Design – Vibs Studio Colorist – Nurali Kushkov Music By – Mikkel Hess Hair – Marianne Jensen Crew for Kevin Murphy Makeup – M.A.C Cosmetics Nordic Location – Den Frie

HV Design Team – Henrik Vibskov, Judith Klingenfeld, Jenny Helgason, Zuzana Radicova, Siri Vittrup HV Installation Team – Mia Fryk & Baptiste Comte Management, Logistics, Accounting – Elvira Von Wieding, Anja Gordon HV Purchase & Production – Anna Glasmästar & Jenny Helgason The SVIPSIES – Andreas Hermann Bloch, Linn Henrichson, Sofia Adell Parramon & Sofia Munk Ceramist – Davide Ronco

Lookbook Pictures– Maria & Louise Thornfeldt Lookbook Location – Thank you Faaborg Art Museum Catwalk and Backstage Pictures – Victor Jones Sales Team – VALD Agency, HV Nordic Sales, DUNE Japan Press Team – SPALT PR Collaboration Partner for SS22 – EE Exclusives HV Boutiques – Dorthe and other sweethearts in Copenhagen Moto and the Store Svipsies in NYC

Thanks to Kamera Udlejningen! Thanks to all models, performers and dressers! Thank you to all our suppliers and manufacturers and the ones we forgot!

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Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.