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Cecilie Bahnsen

Cecilie Bahnsen is a Danish fashion designer who has recently completed her MA at Royal College of Art in London. I’m in love with her first collection, which you can see below.

After graduating from the Danish Design School in 2007 she 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 hired as first line assistant and print designer. This summer she graduated from the Fashion Womenswear department at the Royal College of Art.

In 2008 Cecilie Bahnsen was selected for the Prentices Talent Competition ITS 7. She has also been selected to show her first collection at the exhibition space at on/off. The collection is inspired by the super modern look of the 1920’s World Exhibitions in Paris and their illusionary conception of the future, combined with references to the 1990’s and how Cecilie used to dress as a teenager.

While creating the look and selecting materials for her collection, Cecilie focused on achieving an effortless feel and a style that would radiate wearability.
She worked with soft layering of materials and a strong focus on techniques and fabric combination. The main lines of the collection were graphic print, shiny bomber jackets and complex folded structures and pleats.

Photos by Olivia Frølich