Part of the so-called “New Nordic Movement”, Henrik Vibskov is anything but your ordinary Scandinavian fashion designer. His designs are far from the minimalism the region is known for. Instead, bold patterns, wild colors and unconventional styling dominate the aesthetic of Vibskov, who graduated from Central Saint Martins, arguably the most prestigious school for fashion in the world, in 2001. Ever since then, his body of work has been just as barrier-breaking and diverse as his designs. The multihyphenate has toured as a drummer for musicians such as Trentemøller, has exhibited art in museums such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris or the MoMa PS1 in New York, has designed costumes for numerous ballet and opera productions, became a professor at the Design School Kolding, designed furniture, created P:I:G, a foundation that nurtures new creative talent, and much more. He carries his influences and life into his fashion label and every new Paris Fashion Week presentation comes in the form of a theatrical spectacle. You will be forgiven to mistake some of his avant-garde clothing for art. However, on second glance, the surprisingly wearable pieces reveal their honesty in form and function. From a fantastical world, void of trends, Vibskov proposes the idea to take on challenges and opportunities with equal openness. Sometimes the wrong path can lead you to the right destination. Darkness and brightness are present in the designs, reflecting real life with all of its nuances in the most surreal way. Rather than a clothing line, Henrik Vibskov feels like a drumline that adjusts its tempo to the life and needs of each wearer individually.