For his Spring 2013 collection Henrik Vibskov gave us an intense mix of visually stimulating pieces. Hitting on almost every major trend from color blocking to layered prints to cutouts and gradients, the show was an exercise in controlled ADHD. High impact combinations of graphic sweaters and pants and shorts with polka dot cutouts and masai motifs segued into more demure looks such as classic white shirts and simple jumpsuits.
The range of the collection was obviously eclectic but somehow managed to work in harmony with each other as the wackiness of a black and pink ensemble, made up primarily of hole,s made some of the more conservative looks with just a single over the top statement piece a lot more digestible. The amalgamation of colors like cobalt, red, white, black, hot pink and bright orange played off each other quite nicely. This collection was all about fun basics and a juxtaposition of trends. Normally a theme like this wouldn’t work but somehow this time it came out highly appealing and not at all gimmicky.
-words by Luis Pisano
photos by Himsky Thaib