Since graduating from St. Martin's College of Art and Design in London the Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov has been fascinating everybody with his excessive use of colour, prints and volume.
He enjoys flirting with art, film, music, graphics and product design, and since September 2008 has been exhibiting his work at the Fringe Project Exhibition in London, at the Mu.Gallery in Eindhoven and at the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg.
He has now for the first time applied his talent as a textile designer commercially, and created an 18-piece collection for the Dutch children's fashion house Quinny.
«I used quite a lot of black for the kids and that's not a colour you'd necessarily use for kids», says the designer, «All Quinny's normal products looked too functional, handy and trendy. A bit like kites and parachute gear.»
The 'Quinny by Henrik Vibskov' collection is the first limited edition from Quinny, inspired by boundless childlike imagination, leading to a fairy-tale place deep in the forest.
The campaign with art director Sandor Lubbe from Zoo magazine has turned out to be mystical, dark and almost disturbing.
«We created a little story about a musical orchestra of different characters that were based in the woods and the things that happened when they played music together,» declares Vibskov.
The autumn collection was on display for the first time during Copenhagen's Fashion Week and will be available from October 2008 at Henrik's new multi-brand store in Copenhagen as well as at Colette, Amsterdam's SPRMRKT and Seven New York.