Henrik Vibskov was born in Jutland, a peaceful, rural region of Denmark. Everything in-
dicated that the young Henrik would lead a life far from the frenzy of the city until, at the
age of twelve, he won a break-dance competition. At that moment, his parents understood
that their son wasn’t going to sit still for even a second.
And they were right. If a common denominator can be extracted from the diverse artistic
career of Henrik, it is the search for change. All of the artistic circles in which this multi-
faceted, restless designer moves are marked by a rhythm that beats unstoppably in areas as
diverse as ﬁ lm, art, and music. Henrik studied art and design at Central Saint Martins. It
wasn’t long before he was receiving acclaim from trend-setting magazines that are among
the swiftest in snatching up young talent. In the blink of an eye, the work of Henrik Vib-
skov was appearing in such renowned publications as The Face, Brutus, Dazed & Confused,
I-D and Wallpaper.
Pattern T-shirts, colored socks, checked fabrics, folk-inspired ponchos and colored pants
all combine to produce surprising, highly unconventional collections that resist categoriza-
tion. Henrik is a unique artist that marches energetically to his own drummer in many of
his presentations. e creative work of this young artist, however, is not limited to design-
ing clothes. Henrik has exhibited his work in some of the most representative galleries on
the ﬁ ve continents. Like a computer virus, his boundless creativity infects the most unex-
pected places on the planet, all in step with a rhythm marked by the fruitful and contagious
torrent of creativity.
Photography by Jacob Langvad
Photographs by Shoji Fujii
e “Wet Big Shiny Boobies”
collection (Spring/Summer 2008) for
men and women, presented among
breasts which models had to navigate
carefully on the runway.
Photographs by Shoji Fujii
- What inspires you?
Hmm... some of my pieces “belong” to existing people, like a neighbor or a friend or someone, and some just pop
up—pop, pop, pop.
- What is your dream as a designer?
It would be fun to have a whole lot of money and make a big pile of clothes and give them to people for free.
- What has been the most important achievement of your career?
at I can merge all my interests, music and art. For the Fantabulous Bicycle Music Factory, we made this installation
with bikes that empower music instruments, something like that. e fact that people like that.
- How important are trends?
at’s a good question for a job interview at Ralph Lauren.
- Fashion has always reﬂ ected a certain era. What does fashion reﬂ ect in the twenty-ﬁ rst century?
I have honestly never thought about that.
- e book you would recommend to every fashion designer is...
Where’s Wally? The Fantastic Journey.
Vesterbrogade 69d, St, Baghuset
Copenhagen 1620 V
Photography by Shoji Fujii