Sleep on a Clothesline: Behind the Scenes with Henrik Vibskov SS18 in Paris

There was a moment while filming Henrik Vibskov’s “The Five O’Clock Leg Alignment” last season when I wondered if some of the performers had fallen asleep. I’m a big fan of sleep; as I stood behind the camera, adrenaline racing, I looked at the performers as they lay still on the ground with a twinge of envy.

In fact, one of the performers did fall asleep for a few minutes, which inspired the Vibskov design team to explore sleeping from different angles. The team considered sleeping in unconventional places, insomnia, night visions, monsters under the bed, and wrinkled bed sheets. These elements can all be seen in Vibskov’s latest collection, “A Great Chain of Sleepers.” A series of otherworldly, The-Very-Hungry-Caterpillar-esque sleeping bags hung upside-down across the set (dear Henrik, please sell these!) as Vibskov’s very beautiful night monster paraded down the runway, reminding us all this Henrik really is the king of artistic Danish fashion.

Check out the full Henrik Vibskov Paris Men’s Fashion Week SS18 runway film, with sound design by Bastian Zeiselmair:

Take a look at what was going on backstage at Henrik Vibskov’s The Great Chain of Sleepers with these photos by Katie McKnoulty from The Travelling Light:

See Henrik Vibskov’s past seasons:
The Five O’Clock Leg Alignment (AW17)
Salami Kitchen of the Non-Exi-Stent (SS17)
The Jaws Nuts Piece (AW16)
The Hot Spray Escape (SS16)
Messy Massage Class (AW15)

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Freya McOmish

Freya McOmish is a co-founder and Creative Director at Scandinavia Standard. Half Danish, half Australian. Background in law, film and philosophy.