Henrik Vibskov's Fall/Winter 2013 show took place in a conceptual 'Stiff Neck Chamber', filled with hanging upside-down black flamingos necks in centre stage.
As I got to my seat, two models in all black and gas masks walked through the flamingos and started to play. The odd behaviour was directly reflected in the nature of the men's and women's garments that were presented in Vibskov's collection.
Models marched around the flamingos in a range of quirky and eccentric prints consisting of flamingo clip-art illustrations, distorted prints and dots similar to that of the show invitation. The garments were structured with great creativity as seen in the padded balmacaan coats with patched pockets, pipings and zipped sleeves, which were my favourite. The incorporation of chunky patterned knits from Vibskov's collaboration with knitwear house, Dale of Norway added flair to the looks.
Accessories wise, Vibskov topped each look with a helmet supporting the back of the models' necks to address the historical implication of stiff necks. The embroidered derby shoes and flamingo printed bags are also items to watch.
Henrik Vibskov's strive for avant-garde eccentricity never fails to impress.