Danish fashion designer HENRIK VIBSKOV presented the Spring Summer 2023 Menswear Collection, with a lookbook and fashion film, as a part of the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. For this season, designer investigates the elements of bridges – a construction born from the hands of humans, allowing the feet to touch where only birds used to inhabit. The collection titled Bird in Face introduces silhouettes inspired by the shapes and characteristics of bridges, where the body meets the construction when it arches and wraps itself around the human form.
The title Bird In Face refers to the meeting point of human and nature. Henrik Vibskov went into a loop of drawing the idea of getting a bird in your face when passing over a bridge. Making the universe a bridge between human and nature, and letting this film become a bridge between the collection and the viewer. – from Henrik Vibskov
The prints take their inspiration from modular systems and distorted motives, using different scales to show abstract sensations or creating moving scenarios that differ from romantic to distressed. The birds are flying in between the collection, making the pants, dresses, shirts and jackets their nest. The collection’s color palette references the colors of nature and the manmade, showing the contrast between the calming of the blue and green with the noise of the orange. All fabrics and trims are evaluated based on their sustainable qualities, and the choices for the collection are made thereafter. The fabrics include organic cotton, recycled polyester and recycled PET bottles for padding in outerwear, Tencel made from upcycled cotton linter and cellulose fibers, European linen and virgin wool. Certificates include BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) and GOTS, plus Økotex for colors, dyes and prints. – from Henrik Vibskov