Henrik Vibskov SS18 "The Great Chain of Sleepers" in Tokyo
Henrik Vibskov SS18 "The Great Chain of Sleepers" show in Tokyo. Photos by Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo
Henrik Vibskov SS18 "The Great Chain of Sleepers" show in Tokyo. Photos by Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo
noun \ noh-men-kluh-cher
From the Latin nomenclatura (“calling by name, assigning of names”), from nomen (“name”) + calare (“call”)
\ the act of naming
\ the system, set of terms or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or art
Nomenclature celebrates design in perfume chemistry by showcasing today’s most inspiring, exclusive molecules—so exclusive that some, known as “captives,” are zealously guarded by fragrance companies.
Through a series of sheer and streamlined compositions, Nomenclature explores their complex facets and their potential for protagonism. Demonstrating that these man-made hybrids of poetry and science have a beauty all their own.
The beauty of modernity.
“Scientists design these outstanding compounds as elegant solutions to very practical problems. For example, to find a compassionate equivalent to musk, an ecological substitute for sandalwood or a cost-efficient alternative to ambergris. I fell in love with the idea of celebrating design in fragrance chemistry.” - Carlos Quintero, founder
The Scent: Zero Gravity Musk
Part of the latest generation of synthetic musks (the oldest one goes back to 1888), Helvetolide® is particularly valued for its delectable pear note, reminiscent of ambrette, a vegetal musk extracted from hibiscus seeds. It was patented in 1991 by the Swiss company Firmenich, hence its name, derived from Helvetia, the Latin term for Switzerland.
A pink pepper comet brings out its fruitiness. Cool, metallic iris underlines its affinities with ambrette (which has an iris facet). A nebula of vanilla, tonka bean and ambergris underline its sensuousness. In German, adrett means “neat” or “dapper”: in this spare, smartly trimmed scent, each element is essential – as it would be in outer space.
Helvetolide® Musk, Pink Pepper, Iris, Amber Gris, Vanilla, Tonka Bean
The Scent: Electric Violet
Capturing the scent of violets in a lab was one of the earliest triumphs of fragrance chemistry and ever since, ionones have been a pillar of perfumery. Violettyne® is the 21st century’s answer to their wistful, powdery fragrance: a preternaturally bright violet with a metallic vibration, edged in fluorescent green. Patented in 2000 by Firmenich, the cutting-edge captive molecule turns scent into light with lumen_esce.
Boosted by a cool-as-cucumber essence of violet leaves, the sizzling Violettyne® shoots high-voltage current from bloom to roots. Petals aquiver, the flower scatters scented powder on a springtime posy (freesia, jasmine, iris and rose). Patchouli Prisma, a high-tech natural ingredient distilled and reassembled to enhance its woody warmth, sheds black light on the radiant bouquet.
Violettyne®, Violet Leaves, Freesia, Jasmin Sambac, Bulgarian Rose, Bergamot, Patchouli Prisma
The Scent: The flower of angels
Ever since it infused Edmond Roudnitska’s groundbreaking Eau Sauvage with its citrus-tinged, floral airiness, Hedione®, an analogue of a compound naturally present in jasmine, has been one of the most widely-used materials in perfumery. Paradisone®, a captive molecule patented in 1996 by Firmenich, is its purest, most precious and most powerful expression.
Paradisone® is “the angelic aroma of one million flowers. Touched by the luminous soul of jasmine, the fruit, leaves, twigs and blossoms of the orange tree unfurl their heady, sun-gorged scents. Bergamot adds its peppery sparkle; osmanthus, the yielding velvet of its apricot and suede flesh; tuberose, its narcotic sillage.
Paradisone® Citrus-Floral, Neroli, Tuberose, Bergamot, Bigarade, Osmanthus
The Scent: Wood in orbit
It softens other materials, appeases tensions between musk, woody and floral notes, and makes perfume blends light as clouds… Since the early 1990s, “the transparent woody-ambery odor of Iso E Super has shaped and defined modern perfumery like hardly any other material,” writes the fragrance chemist Philip Kraft. With Orbitone®, Takasago offers a sophisticated, surprisingly textured version of this indispensable molecule.
Violet and rhubarb; pepper, cedar and roast coffee; tobacco, smoke, and a whiff of struck match… Of the many facets spinning around Orbitone® the perfumer has picked pepper as the main force of attraction.
Orbitone® Wood-Amber, Co2, Pepper, Rhubarb, Violet, Sandalwood, Olibanum
The Scent: Urban Iris
With its cucumber-cool, earthy, slightly skin-like facets contrasting with bright, clean, lined-dried linen effects, this modern, powerful organic compound comes as close as you can get to orris butter without tearing an iris field out by its roots and waiting six years for it to yield its fragrance.
Bolstered by iris concrete and irone alpha (the main molecule of the natural ingredient), the iris accord is stretched over an angular structure of crackling woody-ambery notes. Bergamot and ambrette – a vegetal musk with crystalline rose, pear and iris facets – shed their radiance on the trim, dry blend.
Iris Aldehyde, Wood, Ambrette, Bergamo, Amber
The Scent: Thinking Green
Say it with a long “o” – Shisõ – and in Japanese, it means “modern thought”. With a short “o”, it trips over the tongue with the uniquely complex flavor of the shiso leaf. An iconic herb in Japanese cuisine, shiso is seldom featured in fragrance. But its smell – a blend of mint, basil and cumin with a metallic flash -- has long fascinated Bertrand Duchaufour. In shi_sõ, he spins it into an arrestingly modern take on a classic genre, the eau de Cologne, replacing citrus with a kaleidoscope of green notes. The zesty bite of cardamom. A sprig of cool spearmint. Lemony verbena. Raspy blackcurrant. Soapy almondy anise. Tart rhubarb. Glycolierral® wraps the bracing blend in a sweet, milky, sap-laden effect.
Glycolierral® Green, Shiso, Ivy Leaf, Cardamom, Spearmint, Verbena, Blackcurrant
Henrik Vibskov Studio is looking for a Back Office Coordinator to join Team Vibs at our studio in Copenhagen with main tasks within:
• Logistic / Export
• Customer Service
• Nordic Sales
You like to work in an international and creative work environment where the main language is English.
You have experience from similar jobs and you are a super excel shark and like systems and numbers.
It is a full-time position 37 hours/week
For more info please contact: email@example.com
Application deadline: 20th of September
Copenhagen Art Week is back! During 24 August - 3 September Copenhagen is full of opportunities to experience and engage with contemporary art across 78 different venues as diverse as museums, art galleries, libraries and even public transport. This year's theme explores SOUND & VISION in all of its facets, the conceptual, the popular, the noisy, melodic and the poetic. You have the chance to take part in events, happenings and exhibitions to experience great and inspiring contemporary art.
For those who are interested yet overwhelmed with all the opportunities Copenhagen Art Week offers, Team Vibs has selected a couple of events we recommend!
BASEL x CC x CHART: EX SITU OPENING is organized by Kultur Basel-Stadt, Copenhagen Contemporary and CHART art fair. It is the opening event of the international group exhibition Ex Situ, Samples of Lifeforms. The exhibition addresses the constantly changing conditions of forms of life on planet earth. Artists explore topics such as the unruly state of migrating species trying to adapt to a new world where nature, culture and technology are inextricably entangled and enmeshed.
Trangravsvej 10 – 12
17.00 - 21.00
CODE is held for the second time this year. Code 2 will present leading as well as emerging galleries from all over the world. Code 2 will feature the curated film, talks and performance program, ArtReacts. The art fair is located in Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest exhibition center and on Sunday when of site-specific performances and special events held at different locations in the heart of Copenhagen.
Center Boulevard 5
August 31st - September 3rd
ART AFTER BAR is a musical performance held at Papirøen. Emerging female artists, who form Duo Demona will be presenting a vibrant sound performance on an installation of crystal glass and ceramic instruments.
21.15 - 22.30
CHART is having its 5th edition in year 2017. The art fair is bringing together 33 galleries from the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Chart is considered one of the most important Nordic art fairs.
September 1st - 3rd
KUNST TIL STEDET is a tour visiting three different locations in the city of Copenhagen. The tour will start with a performance by Helene Nymann in Rundetårn and continue with the installation Shhh by Vinyl, Terror & Horror in the main library. The tour will end at Ravnsborggade to see the screening of the Ser Humano by CAW’s city artist Nástio Mosquito. The tour is held in Danish.
19.45 - 21.45
ANDREAS EMENIUS 'COMING BACK FROM THE GAS STATION' is an audiovisual performance that includes live music, video and installation. The performance explores the nostalgia of pop culture phenomena and reflects upon the gas station as a product of a soon-to-be obsolete technology: A future dinosaur.
Nedlagt Statoil Tankstation
Photos: sneak peak to Ex Situ, Helene Nymann, 2017, Code art fair and Art After Bar Duo Demona
See backstage photos of Henrik Vibskov SS18 "The Great Chain of Sleepers" in Copenhagen by Eva Al Desnudo!
Henrik Vibskov SS18 ‘The Great Chain of Sleepers’ feature on Fucking Young
'There is in fact always a dreamlike quality to Vibskov’s provocative clothing, but as his Spring line highlighted, he’s adept at bridging his artfulness with practicality. Some of the most interesting looks this season were those that took traditional pajama dressing and added beautiful abstract prints or played around with sleeve lengths and placement. A few of the models wore leather backpacks decorated with what appeared to be a setting sun symbol. Others also had under-eye depuff patches on their tired-looking faces and Teva sandals with socks on their feet. Aside from the cool pj’s, many of the best pieces came by way of boxy shirtdresses in black gingham and red stripes, as well as the lightweight intarsia knits that had pop thanks to cute abstract florals and a print that almost looked like a yin and yang symbol. Vibskov’s latest collection may have been more wearable and relatable than usual, but the signature quirk was there in spades.
The designer’s sleepwalking gang looked too cool to go straight to bed. After all, it was getting closer and closer to midnight and there was more beer to be had. But whether or not most people retired to their snoozing or stayed up late didn’t matter. The clothes were still in our brains, both the practical and the not-so-practical pieces.'
Only two days left till Henrik Vibskov "The Great Chain of Sleepers" SS18 in Copenhagen! Bedtime at 22:30 on Wednesday 9 August in Charlottenborg Palace.
By Invitation only! Stay tuned.
HENRIK VIBSKOV AW 2017 Collection
"The Five O' Clock Leg Alignment"
During Copenhagen Fashion Week we are celebrating the arrival of new Henrik Vibskov AW17 collection! Come and join us the 11 August in our CPH Henrik Vibskov Boutique at 16:00.
We are looking forward seeing you!
In order to get an understanding for that easy-going, unpretentious style Copenhageners are known for, we’ve sat down with Rune Park, Buyer at Henrik Vibskov Boutique.
Rune defines the local style as relaxed and uncomplicated, yet still elegant and sophisticated. “The essence of the local style is elegant yet functional with a twist, as we all need to be able to get around on a bike. One can find everything from contemporary streetwear to avant-garde high fashion and Scandinavian minimalism.”
Copenhageners don’t just follow prescribed fashion trends – they “are very good at lending their own twist to their look with unexpected colours, prints and layers.” Something you’ll see plenty of here are sneakers. “Sneakers have been very popular among the Danes for a while now. The Danish girls were actually among the first ones to wear evening dresses with sneakers.”
Asked where he finds inspiration, Rune talks about his home district of Vesterbro, an area known for its diversity and independent spirit that attracts many artists, designers and other creatives.
Rune Park holds a BA in fashion management and has worked in buying, branding, design, retail and marketing for brands such as Hugo Boss and Armani.
The Henrik Vibskov Boutique, open since 2006, is a multi-brand store carrying brands such as Commes Des Garcons, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Raf Simons, Y-3 as well as a range of other up-and-coming designers and artists.