It needs to be said: Henrik Vibskov’s Fall 2019 Menswear show was the most unfortunate presentation in all of Fall 2019 Men’s Fashion Month. Never mind the barrage of problems both the audience and the organizers faced pre-show, but the clothes themselves were downright ugly. Despite such novel (and arguably noble) narrative of futuristic farming, there wasn’t an ounce of modernity, newness, nor smart creativity within the looks nor with how they were styled. It opened a series of hippie 1970s-esque floral looks that were simply confusing. The silhouettes were frumpy, proportions were extremely unflattering, and some swathes of fabric were just piled on to make it seem subtly avant-garde but were, in fact, just strange. It also begged the question: what did the bohemia of decades past have to do with futuristic farming? The sportswear that succeeded it didn’t help either. It was just the usual array of overused gear that one have seen too many on different designer runways. Henrik Vibskov is, no doubt, a creative designer, but what he showed this season was a huge misstep that he, hopefully, will never repeat again!
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