Geometric styles interacting seamlessly with body are Vibe Johansson‘s signature. Danish-born designer Johansson studied fashion design at the Polimoda Fashion Institute in Florence (Italy), followed by Design Technology in Copenhagen (Denmark). She established her eponymous label in 2008 and her collections are now sold around the world.
Her clothes are described as having dual function. In an interview with Te Dore magazine, Vibe said of her designs: “I work very much with the idea that garments should be useful, I do not divide the collection in daywear and evening wear, but love the idea that people will wear them at any setting because they feel comfortable and special in them. By duality, I also mean that some pieces have a dual functionality or can be altered to serve different purposes, for example exposing or covering up fragments of the body.”
When asked what makes her brand unique, she continues: “My brand combines the best qualities from Scandinavian minimalism and the more deconstructed dark worlds of irreverent Japanese and Antwerp designers. Dark and gloomy meets clean and modern. In my work, I try to avoid clear references to the design aesthetics of past decades. I am very much interested in how aesthetics are going to evolve over the next few years, where technology gets more and more incorporated in garments and accessories and thus embodied in our identities.”
For SS14, Vibe uses some of my favourite fabrics; leather, silk and neoprene, to create a collection of wonderful shapes and silhouettes. Take a look at more from SS14 and other collections over at Vibe Johansson.