For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the Lord. – Deuteronomy 31:27
Henrik Vibskov’s fall 2013 installation was said to address “the vast historical meanings of stiff necks”. One can only assume by the inclusion of the word ‘vast’ that the religious meaning is somehow included. The turn of phrase, biblically, relates to obstinance, but on Vibskov’s runway it was manifest literally in hats that were attached to the body via a strip running down the back of the neck.
The Paris fashion week (PFW) runway space itself was filled with floating, upside down black flamingos. Around them marched models in an array of quirky prints and creatively structured garments: tailored pieces met with rounded shoulders and piped panels, layered looks taking shape for both menswear and women’s.
He may have been riffing on stiff necks but Vibskov himself is by no means set in his ways. This show marked the introduction of a new style: chunky knits emerging from his collaboration with knitwear house, Dale of Norway.
You can see all of the Henrik Vibskov autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree