I was drawn to the beauty of an empty city – with an imposing and industrial feel. In a very natural way,the mood and the storyboards for the film became the inspiration for the colours and mood of the designs. I collaborated with my close friends at Moon to help bring this vision to life. Connection... linking arms...being together... a journey... these things are dear to me.”- Cecilie Bahnsen
The storyboards for the film inspired the colours and the mood of the collection, they were a composition of imagery from past projects that Cecilie had a strong connection with, such as the book project Tokyo Trance and the SS20 runway show on the pier in Copenhagen. With the City as a turning point, we imagined the girls on a journey through the city ́s dark flickering nights into a soft morning light.
Cecilie presented the film “The City” on the Paris Fashion Week official calendar, Monday 1st March, 6pm CET, produced in collaboration with Moon and the artist-illustrator Yann Le Bec. The music is courtesy of another friend, the composer August Rosenbaum.
The collection is told in four colour stories, mirroring the four chapters of the film Cecilie has produced for Paris Fashion Week. The palette weaves through greys, blacks and blues to pale lemon with glistens of orange embroidery – moving out of the darkness into light. In a new model of delivery, the collection will be made available in four drops, spread through the season by colour.
Cecilie has doubled down on outerwear for Fall/Winter. Her ongoing collaboration with Mackintosh continues with coats in shades inspired by the Nordic winter light. Cecilie has reworked the traditional anorak into a romantic silhouette with billowing sleeves and adds a detachable fil-coupe bib-style detail.The coat is available in Mackintosh’s trademark bonded cotton and her own romantic quilted faille.
In her second partnership with the Spanish footwear label Hereu – a relationship built on a shared passion for craftsmanship – Cecilie has created four styles of shoe. The stompy cushiony rubber-soled loafer is the perfect foil for the collection, weighing down the romance and femininity. Hand-made tinted glass embellishments by Cecilie’s friend, the artist Nina Nørgaard, add eye-catching detail.
Images Courtesy of Cecilie Bahnsen/ Words Cecilie Bahnsen press release.