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Ever the eccentric, Henrik Vibskov never fails to be amongst the highlights of Copenhagen Fashion Week, underscored by the throng of admirers vying to get in to his shows. This season’s collection, bearing the name “The Transparent Tongue,” was held in the beautiful courtyard of the Danish Art Academy after dark. Notorious for fusing fashion with art, the show was more of an installation-meets-performance-art-piece than a mere catwalk frenzy. An inflatable pink tongue covered in black protruding “taste buds” expanded down the runway to a burgeoning bass-heavy soundtrack, after and in which masked men began to writhe waist-deep as models took their lead around the installation. Draped layers, earth tones, and the signature Vibskov prints were paired with sweaters and skirts with circle cutouts to echo his inspiration, while handcrafted baskets and wooden tongue brushes underscored his twisted, yet captivating influence of the human tongue.
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–Maria Eilersen covered Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Spring 2013 on behalf of Fashion Pulse Daily