No one in the fashion industry, other than Danish superstar avant-gardist Henrik Vibskov, could pull off staging a runway show in an actual slaughterhouse with actor-butchers cutting, stuffing and hanging cloth 'salamis' throughout the show; sometimes in the direct path of oncoming models. But pull it off he did in Copenhagen for his Spring 2017 "Salami Kitchen of the Non-Existent" show.
As with all Henrik Vibskov shows, the wild setting was a mere backdrop for his exquisite pieces that were deftly designed to straddle the line between wearable art and high fashion. Heavy Japanese influences appeared in silhouettes such as kimono inspired dresses for women, and voluminous tunics for men, giving the collection a global appeal while the bold primary-colored patterns and richly textured knits were definitely Danish.
Always a major highly of Copenhagen Fashion Week, the show drew an enormous crowd, which overflowed the slaughterhouse area and poured out into the surrounding streets creating a frenetic energy around the show that spoke to Vibskov's huge popularity.
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All images: Cynthia Anderson for Style Wylde. For more from the Henrik Vibskov Spring 2017 collection check out our exclusive behind the scenes feature in Beauty.