PARIS, Aug 20, 2009 / FW/ — The Danish Arts Foundation has awarded Henrik Vibskov with 50.000 dkk for “The Solar Donkey Experiment Show” which took place in Sondermarken park on the 7th of August during the Copenhagen Fashion Week.
The explanation for the award is as follows:
“Far away from other catwalks of Copenhagen fashion week, with their “invitation only” shows, Henrik Vibskov took over Sondermarken where he presented his latest collection to anyone who showed up. The award is especially given for the coherence between the collection and the show.
A wide range of colors, materials and styles were displayed. There was clothing that bordered on costume, but without compromising it’s wearability. In every possible way a complete youthful and untamed collection for both men and women.
Thesurprising stage, that only consisted of a tall grassed field surrounded by the tall dark trees of the park, was very appropriate to Vibskov’s collection. In this natural scenery he seated hundreds of beer-drinking spectators and everyone was welcome.
The appetite for a fascinating experience was aroused by the walk to the show location through the lantern lit route of the park. On the way one could see live installations showing ludicrous costumes that Henrik wanted to show – although they weren’t part of this year’s collection.
The smell of incense and dew perfectly suited the content of the show. The music driving the donkeys – and at times the audience – mad, was also suiting. The vibe was more campfire than fashion which was very appropriate. The event was an informal, curious and uplifting moment in Danish fashion when it is at its most compelling.”
Photos by Alastair Wiper