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Henrik Vibskov Gets Paris Solo Exhibition!
Henrik Vibskov Gets Paris Solo Exhibition!
Henrik Vibskov Gets Paris Solo Exhibition!
Henrik Vibskov Gets Paris Solo Exhibition!
Henrik Vibskov Gets Paris Solo Exhibition!

Henrik Vibskov Gets Paris Solo Exhibition!

The Maison du Danemark on Paris’ Champs-Elysées is celebrating the eclectic work of Henrik Vibskov, starting tomorrow!

The avant-garde Danish designer and artist will stage a solo exhibition at the country’s cultural centre, which he will have free rein to transform for the occasion, from May 11 to July 16. The exhibit will showcase Vibskov’s multiple means of expression, including his fashion designs, sculpture, video and installation work. Renowned for his whimsical, imaginative catwalk shows, inspired by his passion for art, dance and theatre as well as fashion, the exhibition has been conceived as a full immersion into his creative world.

The exhibition will house an assortment of his ‘organic’ sculptures, alongside video installations, excerpts from his catwalk sets, pictures and fashion creations. Among them, items from the Spring/Summer 2017 collection surrounded by dozens of breast sculptures, those of the Autumn/Winter 2016 collection displayed with a set of tribal pictures, some gigantic 3D items from the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, and a selection of ‘mask dresses’ from the Summer 2015 collection will be artistically featured.

This is not the first time Vibskov will be showing in Paris, previously the designer has been invited to exhibit at the Tokyo Palace and at the Galeries Lafayette department store, as part of the ‘Neck Plus Ultra’ exhibition in 2013.

Henrik Vibskov has also exhibited at PS1-MoMA in New York, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, at Washington’s Textile Museum and at venues in Rotterdam, Kyoto, Milan and Helsinki.

Henrik Vibskov Exhibition
Maison du Danemark
142 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
12 May - 16 July 2017
Free entrance

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PRESS. THE NEW CREATIVES: FLOCK, BERGGREN STUDIO AND WEARETHEFACES CELEBRATION

What an amazing celebration at our Copenhagen store last week! Thank you all for coming and celebrating with us the Scandinavian talent THE NEW CREATIVES: FLOCK, BERGGREN STUDIO and WEARETHEFACES! Have a look at beautiful pictures by Sjuloves. Flock and Berggren Studio pieces are now available in our CPH store and online!

Very special thanks to our sponsors: Newcastle Brown Ale, Jarritos Nordic and NOMESS CPH

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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

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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.

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