In an industry where the current top three tropes of design are “’80s Sexy”, “Vintage-y”, or “Elevated Streetwear”, Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen’s preferred look is pretty instead: lace midi dresses, peasant-like smocks, and when she feels like it needs it, is heavy on the ruffles. And despite not churning out trendy pieces or aiming to be the front-and-centre of Copenhagen cool (yes folks, it’s the new Parisian-chic), this hasn’t stopped her brand from ringing the cash registers: her third collection was picked up by Dover Street Market (btw, she has now landed at the Singaporean edition) which was then followed up by Selfridges and Net-A-Porter.
Our favourite pieces though? Well, you can read all about it in our upcoming May issue but if you’re interested in what makes her tick (she likes Diptyque and Glossier just like us), how to dress more like the Scandinavians, and what to do the next time you’re in Copenhagen, click on.
“A beautiful sculptural shift dress like our Anna Bella dress that they wear with trainers.”
“A Selena blouse which is an elegant bandeau top with a wavy peplum – beautiful both with trousers and skirts.”
“Decor vintage, the best vintage store in town.”
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“Apollo Bar, a restaurant opened by my friends Caroline and Frederik Bille Brahe.”
“Tokyo during the cherry blossom season.”
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“It’ll be the first look from our SS19 collection: a white cotton quilted top and skirt. It’s quite a simple look from the front, but it has a beautiful floral embroidered edge and open back finished with delicate bows.”
“My favourite thing when traveling is going to local vintages markets and looking for rare fashion finds.”
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“Say Something Loving by The XX.”
“It’ll be that our style is simple and minimalist: we actually like quite a colourful and playful way of dressing and living.”
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“I love the perfumes from Diptyque and the make up from Glossier.”
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