SEPTEMBER 2018



HENRIK VIBSKOV

We sat down for a quick talk with tireless visionairy, artist, musician and designer Henrik Vibskov from his studio in Denmark.

 

What is your favorite way to celebrate?

Seafood and white wine with bubbles together with friends, family and the HV crew - all in one big bowl.

Something you do that you wish more people would do too?

I forget it way too much myself - to do some exercises, and to sing, to do music at least once a day.

Favorite childhood smell?

My dad's tobacco pipe and sweet whiskey blend.

Most unexpected place you’ve seen someone wearing your clothes, or most unexpected person you’ve seen wearing your clothes?

Wasn’t expecting cool music ladies like Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill to wear my stuff.
And wasn’t expecting the president of South Korea to start wearing the pencil sunglasses from Gentle Monster collaboration either.

Is there an ethical way to approach clothing consumption, in your eyes as a designer?

We should probably all be naked, but the mankind has since the beginning been searching for stuff that can make us individuals - show to others what we think through what we wear, what we like.

Also, we need fabric in a functional way to cover us from cold, warm, dust, rain. So, we have to keep delivering stuff and design that can live long for such functional needs.

Something that you tell yourself every day, whether it’s a good or a bad day?

For me it means a lot to be social and talk to someone new every day. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a deep talk.

Does the past or the future inform your work process more?

50% - 50% reflects in my work.

However, I would say more the past than the future - as surreal is good, but unreal isn’t.

Any final morsels of wisdom?

During creation process, when you feel stuck and all seems dark, leading nowhere, you just have to search long enough to find the light. And during this journey you might understand that maybe it wasn’t the planned direction in the first place that lead you to the dark.




UMA WANG F/W18

Described tirelessly as a pioneer among reformative Chinese designers, Uma Wang took this season to deflect thoughts of origin, presenting a collection that radiates a certain peculiarity: garments of an unidentifiable time and source. From airy satin worn under a slubby, antique coat, to glossy cupro spliced into the back panel of a fitted cashmere knit, Wang waxes lyrical about a mystery woman, cloaked in anachronistic fabrics as she steps into a hazy future. Visually and tactilely luxurious, Wang’s creations suggest a focused aimlessness—clothes that diffuse an undeniably romantic moodiness, from wherever you come to wherever you are headed.


MONCLER GENIUS X CRAIG GREEN

Craig Green presents his perspective on Moncler's iconic winter staples through the Genius Project, a rolling release of designer collaborations that follows a major restructure at the house of Moncler. Doing away with the Gamme Rouge and Gamme Bleu lines, Moncler's Remo Ruffini introduces the Genius restructure as a reaction to the changing pace of fashion release and consumption.

Green’s translation of Moncler takes the characteristic quilted puffers and inflates them to a geometric extreme. Near totem-like in nature, the creations are simultaneously weighty and buoyant, allusive to astronautical uniforms. Ballooning limbs are symmetrically constricted by free-hanging tubing, while boxy pillows plate the shoulders and body in abundance, effigies of cosmic armor yet to exist. And as much as the pieces engulf their wearers, there is something very calculated and ever-so-sculptural to be admired about Green’s impudent sensibilities.


SEPTEMBER 2018



HENRIK VIBSKOV

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: MARINE SERRE

We sat down for a quick talk with tireless visionairy, artist, musician and designer Henrik Vibskov from his studio in Denmark.

 

What is your favorite way to celebrate?

Seafood and white wine with bubbles together with friends, family and the HV crew - all in one big bowl.

Something you do that you wish more people would do too?

I forget it way too much myself - to do some exercises, and to sing, to do music at least once a day.

Favorite childhood smell?

My dad's tobacco pipe and sweet whiskey blend.

Most unexpected place you’ve seen someone wearing your clothes, or most unexpected person you’ve seen wearing your clothes?

Wasn’t expecting cool music ladies like Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill to wear my stuff.
And wasn’t expecting the president of South Korea to start wearing the pencil sunglasses from Gentle Monster collaboration either.

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: MARINE SERRE

Is there an ethical way to approach clothing consumption, in your eyes as a designer?

We should probably all be naked, but the mankind has since the beginning been searching for stuff that can make us individuals - show to others what we think through what we wear, what we like.

Also, we need fabric in a functional way to cover us from cold, warm, dust, rain. So, we have to keep delivering stuff and design that can live long for such functional needs.

Something that you tell yourself every day, whether it’s a good or a bad day?

For me it means a lot to be social and talk to someone new every day. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a deep talk.

Does the past or the future inform your work process more?

50% - 50% reflects in my work.

However, I would say more the past than the future - as surreal is good, but unreal isn’t.

Any final morsels of wisdom?

During creation process, when you feel stuck and all seems dark, leading nowhere, you just have to search long enough to find the light. And during this journey you might understand that maybe it wasn’t the planned direction in the first place that lead you to the dark.



DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: MARINE SERRE

UMA WANG F/W18

Described tirelessly as a pioneer among reformative Chinese designers, Uma Wang took this season to deflect thoughts of origin, presenting a collection that radiates a certain peculiarity: garments of an unidentifiable time and source. From airy satin worn under a slubby, antique coat, to glossy cupro spliced into the back panel of a fitted cashmere knit, Wang waxes lyrical about a mystery woman, cloaked in anachronistic fabrics as she steps into a hazy future. Visually and tactilely luxurious, Wang’s creations suggest a focused aimlessness—clothes that diffuse an undeniably romantic moodiness, from wherever you come to wherever you are headed.


MONCLER GENIUS X CRAIG GREEN

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: MARINE SERRE

Craig Green presents his perspective on Moncler's iconic winter staples through the Genius Project, a rolling release of designer collaborations that follows a major restructure at the house of Moncler. Doing away with the Gamme Rouge and Gamme Bleu lines, Moncler's Remo Ruffini introduces the Genius restructure as a reaction to the changing pace of fashion release and consumption.

Green’s translation of Moncler takes the characteristic quilted puffers and inflates them to a geometric extreme. Near totem-like in nature, the creations are simultaneously weighty and buoyant, allusive to astronautical uniforms. Ballooning limbs are symmetrically constricted by free-hanging tubing, while boxy pillows plate the shoulders and body in abundance. And as much as the pieces engulf their wearers, there is something very calculated and ever-so-sculptural to be admired about Green’s impudent sensibilities.



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