Titled the "Hot Spray Escape" the Henrik Vibskov Spring 2016 collection was described in the official show notes as:
"A prickly and outlandish exploration of survival. Taking Inspiration from the harsh weather conditions of the dessert and the bizarre evolution of its fauna, ideas of extremes and survival playfully mix together with plastic surgery and bodybuilding. These transformative concepts melt into a steamy and surreal vision of the basic human instinct to stay alive, and our search for spiritual tranquility and physical perfection. Curved lines are built into the cuts of key styles in this collection, building shape into trousers and defining a new silhouette. Bold contrasting circles are inserted into oversized bomber jackets and appear as curved color lines on knitwear. Pointed shoulders appear combined with high waisted trousers and shorts are classically Vibskov in long and wide styles."
A wild description for sure, but also a wholly imaginative one, that really gives insight into the level of freedom and creativity in this designer's work. This freewheeling creativity paired with an obvious talent for execution of ideas (even when they seem outlandish to us fashion-mere-mortals) hints of a very near future when Henrik Vibskov is as widely known, and as sought after by the American high fashion set as names like Comme des Garçons. Maison Martin Margiela, and Thom Browne.
All images: Victor Jones. The Henrik Vibskov collection is available in the US and the brand's New York City boutique.