HENRIK VIBSKOV 'THE JAW NUTS PIECE'
HENRIK VIBSKOV - THE JAW NUTS PIECE AUTUMN/WINTER 2016
Hailing from Denmark and a graduate of Central Saint Martins, creative maestro Henrik Vibskov presented his Autumn/Winter 2016 collection entitled “The Jaw Nuts Piece”during Paris Fashion week.
The collection draws inspiration from 'The Nutcracker' at the center of the runway was a structure of colourful painted 'nut' shaped heads with two people dressed in black operating the jaws as they opened and closed at a rhythmic pace, very well fitting to the pace of the models walking down the runway, creating a more intense feeling to the collection with unique sound effect. With underlying tones of rebellion against society this becomes evident through a critic of globalisation and propaganda which emanates through mechanical behaviours like the wooden heads.
True to his signature style, his show embraced a sense of theatricality, mixing fashion and performance. A collection of mostly monochromatic looks was broken up with bold 1950s eclectic prints in large voluminous oversized silhouettes. Oversized outerwear with dropped shoulders were paired with loose cropped pants and tailored pieces echoing the style for which Vibskov is renowned, a sophisticated nonchalance.
Headpieces finished off all the looks, an integral part to the nutcracker inspired aesthetic which was echoed down to the footwear.
Continuing to push the boundaries and merge the worlds of theatre and fashion, Vibskov remains at the forefront of this creative industry.
Backstage shots courtesy of Modest Nobility.