Since graduating from London’s famed Central St. Martins in 2001, Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov has produced 19 men’s wear collections (including 16 women’s collections with the help of fellow St. Martins graduate Maja Brix). Currently, he is the only Scandinavian designer to present at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Now the gifted newcomer is bringing his eclectic luxurious creations to New York’s chic SoHo neighborhood, with a new namesake boutique at 456 Broome St., which opened to much fanfare on April 15.
Having dressed the colorful likes of Björk, The Arctic Monkeys, Sigur Ros, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A., Kanye West, Lou Reed, and LCD Soundsystem— Vibskov’s finely-crafted designs have been lauded for their avant-garde style, conceptual cuts and inventive patterns.
A well-rounded creative talent, Vibskov also serves as the drummer for electronic musician Trentemøller, touring the world, and has exhibited his art installations at: New York’s PS1 – MoMA, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, ICA in London, Zeeuws Museum in Holland, Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in Kyoto, and NAI Nederlands Architectuur Instituut in Rotterdam. His most recent collaboration is the ongoing art project, The Circular Series, which he has championed with visual artist Andreas Emenius since 2009.
The designer’s new SoHo boutique consists of an inviting 850-square-foot space, just steps from hotspots Kate Spade, Isabel Marant, and Alexis Bittar. The majority of the décor is made of reconstructed Danish furnishings and an assortment of industrial materials, which have been shipped in from Copenhagen.
Additionally, Vibskov has carefully selected a hodgepodge of other stylish labels for the shop, including: St. Martins front-runner Stine Goya, Cosmic Wonder, Uslu Airlines, Ally Capellino, Andersen & Andersen, Anntian, Juliba (jewelry), Kron Kron, Peter Jensen, Reality Studio, S. N. S. Herning, and Volta.
In an announcement, Vibskov expressed his infatuation with the locality of his fourth store (following outposts in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Norway): “New York has for a long time been the favorite city to visit.” The designer claims that New York is often a source of reference for his clothing collections, citing city icons such as Andy Warhol and Woody Allen… “There’s a little bit of New York in a little bit of Vibskov.”
Now there’s a great deal more of Vibskov in New York.Visit the Henrik Vibskov Boutique New York: 456 Broome Street New York, NY 10013 212-219-3950 www.henrikvibskovboutique.com