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In store with Henrik Vibskov

Henrik Vibskov is one of Denmark’s best-known fashion designers. His bi-annual collections for men and women are distinctive for their bright and bold colours, prints and patterns, and quirky, casual aesthetics. His theatrical catwalk shows are a highlight on the Copenhagen Fashion Week calendar and he is a regular on the Paris Men’s Fashion Week schedule. Here he tells us all about the influences and inspirations behind the brand’s flagship boutique in Copenhagen’s old town

Ximena Daneri
Ximena Daneri ,

‘The shop is located in a house from the 17th century where the famous Danish literary critic and writer Georg Brandes lived in 1871. We chose the house as it’s in one of the most charming parts of Copenhagen – the old city area next to the Rundetårn (the round tower), which was built by Christian IV in 1642 as an astronomical observatory. The inspiration behind the boutique was a cigar box. I designed the interior and helped build up the entire shop back in 2006 when we opened up the Copenhagen store.

‘It is always a pleasure to meet customers and friends in real life and having my own store creates a great opportunity for this. It also gives them a 3D experience of the brand: interior, clothing and fragrance. The store reflects the Henrik Vibskov philosophy – a multitude of twisted yet tantalising universes.

‘My favourite thing about the store is all the people who come to visit and get inspired by our clothing, art, books and magazines; and to get to know us better of course. We always have a lot of artists and musicians visiting our shop when they are performing in Copenhagen.

‘In order to broaden the palette of what we find unique I have mixed in pieces from a wide range of other designers and artists to the boutique. Our inspiration for which pieces to include from other designers stems from our own collections. We look at the variations of the prints, materials, silhouettes and feel, and then make our selections according to the current season’s direction.’

Henrik Vibskov, Krystalgade 6, 1172 Copenhagen, +45 3314 6100



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