the historic premises of espace des blancs manteaux in the marais district of paris formed the backdrop of the show of henrik vibskov's a/w 2015 men's collection. the catwalk initially featured a curtained off section, but as the show was about to kick off an intricately designed and very theatrical 20-meter long installation was revealed that not only referenced the collection's quirky subtitle messy massage class, but also emphasized the danish designer's penchant and talent for playful visual drama. for his latest collection vibskov incorporated impressions from the medical world and tweaked them into his usual off-beat mix of avant-garde and street style. the silhouettes bear his instantly recognizable signature, featuring experimental proportions and a new kind of masculinity. upper bodies are long and stretched, while trousers remain baggy, cropped and sometimes even cropped. and although this was a showcase of vibskov's men's collection, one or two women's outfits were shown that very much indicate a fashion-forward unisex quality of most of designs.
© henrik vibskov / photography: hörður ellert ólafsson