SPRING SUMMER 2020
– STUCK UNDER THE SURFACE –
To be stuck: unable to change a situation or move from a particular position or location.
Unable to make a choice, being stuck in a traffic jam on a hot highway, feeling stuck in life or being distressed over love.
Being stuck will often force us out of a given situation, or let us know that change is needed. On the contrary, it can force us into making decisions, moving forward, feeling helpless or ruthless, and sometimes humorous or funny.
The Spring Summer 2020 collection was inspired by this humorous, absurd and unavoidable part of life — being stuck, or unable to change a situation.
In a society where there is no time to be stuck, it may at times be beneficial to embrace stagnation. Being stuck can open up to strange and interesting combinations with the help curiosity and playfulness.
This theme is emphasized through silhouettes and prints: a printed sardine trapped in a box, a knitted ship stranded on a bridge, a dancing couple stuck together in a waltz, embroidered lobsters with their claws tied together, or a barbecue stick piercing a stuck sausage.
90% of the collection is made from organic, recycled and biodegradable materials. Production takes place partly in Denmark and mainly within Europe.
Inside the object, performers keep the system going by dancing and infusing air in to maintain the shape of the object.
Danish designer Henrik Vibskov was born in 1972. He launched his first collection after graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2001. Making his Paris debut in 2003, Vibskov is the only Scandinavian designer on the official show schedule of the Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
The designer is also a talented drummer—touring with Danish musician Trentemøller for six years—and known for not only his work in fashion, but art, music, and visuals.
Vibskov is currently a Professor at Design School Kolding in Denmark and has also given lectures at Central Saint Martins and Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts.