Cecilie Bahnsen founded her namesake label in 2015. The Copenhagen-based brand produces minimalist womenswear which fuses couture-like design into ready to wear pieces, combining French tradition with typical Scaninavian minimalism.
The Cecilie Bahnsen aesthetic is a clear one- luxuriously feminine and modern. Each piece is handmade from unique and exceptional fabrics, producing flowing dresses and refined separates. Impressive volume, puff sleeves, and expert layering of materials can be found throughout collections, creating sculptural silhouettes which are contemporary yet timeless. The combination of voluminous details and alluring shapes makes Cecilie Bahnsen designs appear whimsical and effortless. These architectural silhouettes, plus intricate detailing and mixtures of materials adds layers of intrigue to simplistic designs. Neutral tones and elegant pastel shades are wearable and joyful, working from longline gowns to statement cami tops.
The romantic style of Cecilie Bahnsen designs is classic and enduring, a conscious decision made by the designer to ensure that longevity is built into her pieces. Very environmentally conscious, the brand also uses recycled fabrics throughout collections, and has reduced their seasonal collections from four a year down to two. Their Encore collection also helps to reduce waste by creating upcycled pieces from the brand’s deadstock, taking a more circular approach to fashion and recognising its impact on the planet.
Cecilie Bahnsen designs can be accessed through the brand’s website and online store, as well as through other online retailers such as My Theresa, Net-a-Porter and Matches Fashion.