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THE NEW CREATIVES: WEARETHEFACES

What is the message behind your brand name “WeAreTheFaces”?

The faces are the artists we collaborate with. Sometimes it is very difficult to explain, like we had a meeting once and we came in and were like “Hello, we are the faces but we are not the faces, we are the faces behind WeareTheFaces.” And everyone just sat there – totally confused. So you see, it is very difficult to describe, but I think as soon as our website is online it makes sense!

Your whole concept is new I think, so what is different compared to other brands?

We both come from fashion and it is mostly about the brand and the name. WeAreTheFaces is all about the artists we work with and not about us! During the whole process of development, we discuss how the collection should look like, which fabric we need and any other details with the artist. He can create the collection as he wants to and we are in the background, managing everything so he doesn’t get interrupted.

On March 17th you’ve launched three collections. What is special about them?

We think that our pieces aren’t just fashion or clothing. At the moment we collaborate with artists who already have their own fan community and the idea behind each collection is to have a piece of wearable art. The artist´s fans can collect his artworks and wear them, that's the main idea.

Would you describe establishing WeAreTheFaces as your dream job?

Yes, because it’s different every day. There are never the same problems as yesterday so you have to grow steadily to overcome obstacles. With every new collection comes a new artist which means the whole process of development is completely different and that’s what our work is like. It’s all about learning and a lot about teamwork.

If you had to describe your work with only three words, which ones would you choose?

That’s very difficult, because as we said it’s something different every day but we think that “fun”, “learn” and “experiment” are the ones that fit best.
We are having a lot of fun together and that’s very important. Learn – as we said we have to learn and grow every day and experiment because that’s what it is. It is all a big experiment!

THE NEW CREATIVES: BERGGREN STUDIO

Tove Berggren’s design track record includes names like Henrik Vibskov, Hussein Chalayan, House of Dagmar, Minimarket and many other brands balancing between art and fashion. This is a natural choice for a woman who has degrees both in textile design and fine arts. With Berggren Studio, Tove is establishing a new brand for which she is the sole creative director. The relationship between art and fashion will continue developing, now seen from her own perspective.

Though Berggren Studio is Copenhagen based, Tove’s Swedish roots are the base of much of her inspiration. Her print universe is the base from which a strong connection to shapes, colours, and ambiance of the Nordic nature is apparent.

Berggren finds perfection in the imperfect, that is why many of her prints are created as a graphic experience to be explored and perceived individually, in the same way as people experience each other differently.

Tove’s many years in the fashion industry have equipped her with a philosophy that forces her to not only create, but to work in a collaborative way. Whether sketching a collection or engaging in a collaboration. Tove does her utmost to entice her customer’s curiosity and to add to a business that has already seen so much. See more about her work at www.toveberggren.se

flock
flock

THE NEW CREATIVES: FLOCK

The duo believes physical stimulation is essential to human survival and happiness even in our time of digital elongation of our bodies. They believe that despite the enormous impact of computers, and discussion about virtual and reality, textiles and tactility are essential to our existence. An understanding of the importance of textiles fused with the growing digital knowledge can potentially determine the future of clothing. By rethinking reality and aesthetic, Flock has worked on creating tactility in a digitally built universe - constantly recognising the coexistence of tradition and technology as essential.

Their recent collection, Picnic Posse, is a colourful pattern based unisex collection in a simple and functional silhouette. It is inspired by the zeitgeist of today in which boundaries between cultures and gender are blurred. The collection is a contrasting fusion between functional shapes and multicoloured textiles in a vivid universe. Flock wants to challenge the Norse monochromatic aesthetic and instead instigate the senses through colour and print.

The pair works in opposite ways; one is targeting body and shape, the other surface and graphics. Therefore, Flock serves as the perfect cooperation for the two designers to share knowledge and expertise in a joint project. Instead of adhering to the monotonous industrial standards of at least 2-4 collections a year, Flock wishes to slowly add to their universe. This way they can continually investigate their aesthetic in both print and silhouette. By insisting on this approach, they hope to inspire their customers to review their shopping behaviour and subsequently buy less but better garments.

A focal point for Flock is to reinterpret simple historical shapes in clothing. For instance, the kimono and other authentic Asian uniforms that have been translated into the Flock universe through a range of adjustable and functional details. Flock wants their customers to observe their collection as a unified identity with multitude usage instead of single pieces of clothing for a man or a woman. By allowing for a combination of the different styles because of the gender-neutral appearance, the collection can be perceived as conjoining building blocks with numerous solutions.

Finally, what drives the project bringing clothing with intelligence and passion into the world. By creating unique handcrafted garments in a module based, add-on urging and consumption-minimising universe, Flock is essentially about building a lasting relationship between wearer and garment.

http://f-l-o-c-k.com/

The New Creatives Event

THE NEW CREATIVES: FLOCK, BERGGREN STUDIO AND WEARETHEFACES

We are happy to present The New Creatives from Scandinavia which will be exhibited in our CPH Henrik Vibskov Boutique. On Thursday 4 May our store will be transformed into exhibition space where you will have the opportunity to meet the fresh Scandinavian brands: FLOCK, Berggren Studio and WE ARE THE FACES. Each brand will showcase their work and all together will celebrate the Scandinavian creativity and innovation. We are looking forward seeing you in our Henrik Vibskov Boutique!

FLOCK
Flock is a Copenhagen based brand by Siff Pristed and Emilie Carlsen. With simple and functional shapes, and strong expressions in patterns and colours, they create bold designs, that can be combined in numerous ways, regardless of sex and style. The coexistence of tradition and technology has influenced FLOCK, to work with a combination of manual crafts and digital techniques. With their designs, FLOCK wants to evoke an awareness of texture and tactility within a digital expression, giving every style a unique look and a strong significance.
http://f-l-o-c-k.com/

BERGGREN STUDIO
Though Berggren Studio is Copenhagen based, Tove’s Swedish roots are the base of much of her inspiration. Her print universe is the base from which a strong connection to shapes, colours, and ambience of the Nordic nature is apparent. Berggren finds perfection in the imperfect, that is why many of her prints are created as a graphic experience to be explored and perceived individually, in the same way as people experience each other differently.
http://www.berggrenstudio.com/

WEARETHEFACES
WE ARE THE FACES is a progressive, innovative and conscious design studio founded by Amanda Karijord (Norway) and Hannah Gutkauf (Austria) with the ambition of collaborating with creative minds to produce unique and wearable clothing. The brand is free of the restraint of specific gender, style, season or trend convention and actively centres its’ collections around a continuous dialogue with artists. The vision is to create a new form of a gallery; a conceptual playground with room for quirky stories and multifaceted creativity.
https://wearethefaces.com/

WHEN
4 May 2017

WHERE
HENRIK VIBSKOV BOUTIQUE
Krystalgade 6
1172 Copenhagen K

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Newcastle Brown Ale, JarritosNordic, Nomess Copenhagen

Team Vibs

INTERNS WANTED!!!

We are looking for interns to assist with the Henrik Vibskov Boutique Web and Online Communication:

You will become experienced in e-commerce and be given the opportunity to improve your journalistic skills.

You will be working in Boutique. The internship will be approximately 37 hours per week, spread over five days, and of course, we are quite flexible with study commitments.

Open Positions: 


Communication Internship
• Running Henrik Vibskov online platforms
• Creating campaigns and developing newsletter
• Assisting in the research of images and editing stories

Web Internship
• Assisting with maintaining Henrik Vibskov online shop
• Retail Management
• Merchandising 


You will need:
• To be fluent in English
• Skills in both Photoshop and InDesign
• To be independent, curious and outgoing
• To have an interest and knowledge in fashion and lifestyle

This is a non-paid internship, however, there is potential to grow within the company, and a great learning curve is guaranteed.

Period:
April - July 2017 or July - December 2017

Please send application and CV to: rune.park@henrikvibskov.com

Henrik Vibskov and Alexander Stutterheim at Copenhagen Henrik Vibskov Boutique
Henrik Vibskov X Stutterheim launch cellebration
Henrik Vibskov X Stutterheim launch cellebration
Henrik Vibskov X Stutterheim launch cellebration
Henrik Vibskov X Stutterheim launch cellebration
Henrik Vibskov X Stutterheim launch cellebration
Henrik Vibskov X Stutterheim launch cellebration
Henrik Vibskov X Stutterheim launch cellebration

PRESS. HENRIK VIBSKOV X STUTTERHEIM LAUNCH COPENHAGEN - PHOTOS BY VICTOR JONES FOR SOUNDVENUE

What an amazing launch celebration at our Copenhagen store yesterday! Thank you all for coming and celebrating with us a new collaboration between Henrik Vibskov and Stutterheim! Have a look at beautiful pictures by Victor Jones for Soundvenue. New raincoats are now available in our NYC, CPH store and online!

Very special thanks to our sponsors: Absolut, Newcastle Brown Ale, Uslu Airlines, Brands of beauty and Jarritos Nordic

Source: Soundvenue

HENRIK VIBSKOV X STUTTERHEIM

We are happy to announce a new collaboration between Henrik Vibskov and Stutterheim! Swedish premium outerwear company Stutterheim Raincoats collaborates with Danish multi-talented designer Henrik Vibskov, playing with the notion of Scandinavian creativity, resulting in two exclusive patterned unisex raincoats.

Henrik Vibskov is the multifaceted creative who has defined the eccentric streak of the Danish fashion and design scene over the past 15 years, often working with spectacular cuts and colors. In many ways his designs stand in stark contrast to Stutterheim, known for their iconic simplicity, yet both are true representative of Scandinavian creativity. Through collaborating the two approaches are combined, resulting in two styles with intricate patterns.

The basis of the collaboration is the classic Stutterheim Stockholm silhouette, reimagined by Vibskov through oversized colorful graphics created through an advanced patchwork method of double welding pieces of rubberized fabric. Both coats come with flap pockets, a deep hood and cotton drawstrings, one in green, black and light sand and one in light sand and pink with yellow and black details.

“We champion all creativity, and to be able to work with Henrik, who we admire greatly, has been a true privilege. To combine our two aesthetics forced us to push ourselves in terms of what can be done while both staying true to ourselves.” says Stutterheim’s Marketing Director Johan Loman.

“It has been interesting to work with Stutterheim in combining our brands and views on design. Their specific technique of welding material gave me the possibility to experiment with pattern in a new way, while keeping their iconic silhouette as base.” says Henrik Vibskov.

The Stutterheim x Henrik Vibskov coats will be available in a limited quantity at stutterheim.com and at Stutterheim’s flagship stores in Stockholm and New York, alongside Henrik Vibskov’s stores in NYC and Copenhagen and at henrikvibskovboutique.com.

To celebrate this collaboration, we have prepared a unique launch celebration which will tackle our imagination and drawn us into the universe of Henrik Vibskov and Stutterheim. We are looking forward seeing you on 22 March 2017 in our Henrik Vibskov Boutique, Copenhagen.

COMME DES GARÇONS

Back in stock COMME des GARÇONS Play collection.
Now available in our Copenhagen store and online.

HENRIK VIBSKOV PRE-SS 17

Henrik Vibskov PRE-SS17 Online and in our CPH & NYC Boutiques

Mindcraft

MINDCRAFT17 DESIGN EXHIBITION AT SAN SIMPLICIANO CURATED BY HENRIK VIBSKOV

MINDCRAFT17 introduces the international design audience in Milan to 15 new works by some of Denmark’s leading craft makers and designers. This year the exhibition, curated and staged by the renowned Danish designer Henrik Vibskov, returns to the historic cloister San Simpliciano in the heart of Milan. 

Every year, more than 300,000 design aficionados visit the Milan Design Week, the world’s biggest design event. Again this year, the Danish Arts Foundation presents brand-new works by a select group of Danish craft makers and designers to the design-interested audience. Henrik Vibskov has won considerable international acclaim with his unique design universe and spectacularly staged fashion shows. Henrik has also been among the selected exhibitors in earlier MINDCRAFT exhibitions.

True to tradition, MINDCRAFT showcases a selection of the most talented names in Danish craft and design, including both new and established names. This year’s exhibition features 18 craft makers and designers who represent a wide range of practice areas, from ceramics and glass to furniture and fashion. Moreover, the event is aimed at promoting the opportunities of the participating designers and at profiling Danish craft and design to national and international opinion leaders, press, manufacturers and other professionals in the field.

This year’s participants are:
Tobias Møhl, Yuki Ferdinandsen, Eske Rex and Maria Mengel, Birk Marcus Hansen, Emil Krøyer and Mads Sætter-Lassen, Anne Dorthe Vester and Maria Bruun, Kasper Kjeldgaard, LærkeValum, Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen, Isabel Berglund, Hanne G, Anders Ruhwald, Christina Schou Christensen, Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen, and Carl Emil Jacobsen.

With MINDCRAFT17, the exhibition returns to the historic cloister San Simpliciano, the venue of the 2015 exhibition. In 2015, the spectacular scenography drew international attention and received both a ‘Milano Design Award’ and a ‘German Design Award’. In 2008, the exhibition was recognized with a ‘Best of 100% Design Award’.

Dates and location
MINDCRAFT17
4-9 April 2017

Tuesday 11:00–23:00,
Wednesday–Saturday 11.00–21.00
Sunday 11:00–17:00.

San Simpliciano
Piazza Paolo VI 6
20121 Milan

MINDCRAFT is initiated by the Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Crafts and Design, Project Funding. The exhibition is organized by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces.

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