While most fashion designers are 100 percent focused on their collections this time of year, the ever-talented Henrik Vibskov brings his pieces straight into the spotlight as the Costume Designer for Japanese Manga opera War Sum Up. Bringing together music, manga, and machines, War Sum Up is a visual impression of the nature of war given through the three stories of The Warrior, The Spy, and The Soldier.
With 12 singers and striking light design, the show is “inspired by Japanese culture and its powerful expression of poetry, pop, precision, and brutality. This is reflected in the music, libretto, costumes, and visual universe. The costumes represent today’s fashion, but are formed as flat body parts that emphasise the two-dimensional reality of the image presented on stage.”