Henrik Vibskov - Neck Plus Ultra
Bernard Chauveau Éditeur has published the first monograph in France of Henrik Vibskov, the Danish fashion designer of eclectic style and rich colors. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2001, Vibskov has produced 20 collections.
His particularly artistic approach to fashion quickly led Vibskov to get involved in other artistic fields, such as dance, theater and music. A proteiform artist, his creations have appeared in renowned institutions, like PS1 – Moma in New York, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) in London, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris or the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple of Kyoto.
Having already invited Vibskov in 2010, the Galerie des Galeries in Paris gave him carte blanche in 2013 to produce his first exhibition, “NECK PLUS ULTRA.” This title is a play on words between the Latin phrase nec plus ultra, which means “without a flaw,“ and the word neck, an anatomical reference echoing his 2013 fall-winter collection, “The Stiff Neck Chamber.” (Paris fashion show, January 17, 2013)
In this book, Vibskov exposes his inspirations and plunges us into his universe, with its tonality at once poetic, amusing and strange. The artist offers a multimedia exhibit in striking colors and geometrical shapes that blend sight, hearing and touch. Notably, he presents his Stiff Neck Chamber with its forest of birds’ necks hanging from the ceiling head-down, or again, a psychedelic stroll in a looped tunnel. An experience that is complete, stimulating and highly unusual, one that encourages our passage from one state to another.
The limited edition of the book is accompanied by the scarf “Neck Plus Ultra” an original creation, printed on silk, of designer Henrik Vibskov. Produced in a limited run of 100 pieces, the scarf measures 40 x 40 in. (100 cm x 100 cm).