Every season I look forward to the Henrik Vibskov spectacle. The Danish designer is known for his unconventional presentations which oftentimes include gimmicky artistic performances, outrageous props and elaborate stage design. His latest collection without a doubt had all these elements and more. It was a grand production number showcased outdoors at Place Baudoyer. The runway show commenced with a poignant high-octane performance number from the Norwegian National Ballet which everyone absolutely loved. Front-row attendees like me left the show a bit drenched after the dancers literally dived into the pond with water splashing everywhere. It certainly took interactive runway presentation to the next level.
As for the collection, Vibskov definitely delivered some really outstanding quirky looks mixing casual sportswear and avant-garde pieces. Aside from Vibskov's signature vivid three-dimensional prints, some of the highlights included matchy-matchy laser-cut out numbers, oversized "face" embossed pullovers and padded bomber jackets. And of course, a Vibskov show would be incomplete without those outrageous, scene-stealing pony hair caps which looked beyond adorable. Lets just hope that those incredible pieces go into production. Surprisingly, this season's footwear was much tamer than last year's insane wooden man wedges.
All in all, Vibskov's latest collection is one of his strongest to date. After all these years, the successful Danish designer still has everyone on pins and needles. And that's not an easy feat in the fashion world!
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