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Fashion doesn’t have to make sense – just ask Henrik Vibskov. “The whole collection is about miscommunication,” the Danish designer explained backstage. To showcase his Fall/Winter 2016 collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week, Vibskov set up an experimental percussion instrument the ran the length of the runway, powered by masked musicians, who pulled on strings to move puppets’ mouths. “We looked at how the brain looks like a walnut, so it’s a bit like a nutcracker,” he explained of his bizarre musical contraption.

"The collection was based off the idea that the brain looks like a walnut" erm okay @henrikvibskov

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Noisy distractions aside, Vibskov’s clothing largely picked up where his previous collections left off: with an androgynous casting, unisex garments, experimental cuts, and a whole ton of geometric patterns. There were short-sleeved, boxy overcoats, cropped trousers, shaggy, knee-length knits and suiting pieces with severed lapels.

Vibskov’s hallmark geometrics made their way onto seams, patterns and prints. A smattering of kilts (/man skirts?) were accompanied by massive, oversized puffer jackets, striped schoolboy socks and some standout jacquard knits that looked like they’d fly off the shelves. Vibskov’s even-handed approach to design gave equal emphasis to both men’s and women’s pieces. Pretty much business as usual for the quirky, abstract designer.

For more from the Henrik Vibskov, check out the designer’s SS16 and FW15 collections.

Words by Alec Leach
Freelance Writer/Editor/Consultant

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin

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