coinciding with the beginning of Paris fashion week was the opening of 'NECK PLUS ULTRA', the Henrik Vibskov solo exhibition at the Galerie des Galeries in Paris, which I attended and wanted to share with you. Though he might be better known for his fashion, Henrik Vibskov is a complete multitalent creator who also likes to mix genres and explore other fields of creativity such as art and music.
For his first solo show in Paris the Danish designer takes the visitor into his imaginary, playful and poetic universe, a fantasia world made of strong colours, graphic patterns, surrealist installations, geometrical shapes, textures and textiles. Mysterious puppeteers crossing a 'forest' of black fabric flamingos hung upside down (the center piece from 'The Stiff Neck Chamber', Vibskov's aw1314 catwalk show) or walking through a hypnotic spinning wind tunnel, colourful wooden puzzle artwork or woven pieces, stunning rainbow images in collaboration with photographer Thomas Jessen made using a soap bubble wall, giant yarns of wool braids on springs, sculptures in foam & stockings resembling strange larvae part of an entomologist's collection and walls 'vomiting' wool. Whether on a runway or in an art gallery Henrik Vibskov never ceases to surprise with his very strong and recognizable signature style.
NECK PLUS ULTRA
February 27 - May 4
Galerie des Galeries
Lafayette Coupole - 1st floor
40 bd. Haussmann 75009 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00am to 07:00pm
Text & photography