From having been previously inspired by scenes such as the kitchen and the bedroom, this season Henrik Vibskov’s inspiration continues into the bathroom.
For his his 38th show in Paris – The deeply personal rituals of washing and getting ready for the day ahead is what inspired Vibskov and his team for the AW20-collection. In the quiet tranquillity of the bathroom we prepare ourselves for the day. fresh with rosy cheeks, wet hair, with our trusted tools and products we clean, brush, shave and inspect ourselves in the mirror. The collection reflects on the various things that happen in this private, meditative space of rituals. The spirituality and mental peace of the bathing is juxtaposed with the religious space of the cathedral hall and visualises a space – both communal and private – build on rituals and routines.
Special jacquards inspired by vintage bathrooms in structure, colour and pattern, prints of flowing water, combs, soap bubbles, toilet paper and toothbrushes and glossy surfaces inspired by steam and water drops.
One print comes from an experiment done in the studio and depicts flowers photographed through a misty mirror and another one carries the polite reminder and name of the collection: “Please Remove Before Washing”. All fabrics and trims are evaluated based on their sustainable qualities and the choices for the collection are made thereafter.
This season 95% of all styles are made from sustainable materials. The fabrics are for example have outerwear that are made in 100% recycled Pet bottles and are using wool from Norway where the sheep grace freely in the scenic landscape.