For Autumn Cecilie Bahnsen presents a collection of nicely tailored, contemporary yet super feminine garments. It’s a true mix of Paris and Copenhagen, wonderfully minimalistic yet so full of intricate detailing.
You see soo many collections and you think; ‘How hard can it be to make something nice, something wearable yet something new and fresh!?’ And then Cecilie Bahnsen comes along…
“Is the ‘Copenhagen Girl’ Denmark’s Next Big Export?” was the question asked by The Business of Fashion. We think it wouldn’t surprise us at all if newcomer Cecilie Bahnsen turned out to be the next big name, alongside the more established luxury fashion houses in Europe.
Cecilie Bahnsen is a young Danish fashion designer based in Copenhagen, with an MA from the Royal College of Art in London. She has worked as first assistant for Anja Vang Krag doing freelance work for Christian Dior in Paris as well as the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. She then moved on to do an internship with John Galliano in Paris, where she was subsequently was hired as first line assistant and print designer. In 2008 Cecilie Bahnsen was selected for the Prentices Talent Competition ITS 7. Sh then went on to launch her own brand ‘Cecilie Bahnsen, with her first collection selected to be shown at the exhibition space at on/off.
The style is effortless elegance; soft layering of materials with a focus on techniques and fabric combinations. Expect couture craftsmanship with sculptural silhouettes, reinterpreted nostalgia for a contemporary audience. The result is a timeless expression of modern femininity.
© PHOTOGRAPHER: HELLE MOOS / COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK
The third collection from Cecilie Bahnsen, for AW17 – shown at Copenhagen Fashion Week, has been picked up by Dover Street Market. And we can’t wait to pop in to this luxury concept store to have a closer look, at the latest collection from our new favourite designer.