A rising star in the Danish fashion scene designer Cecilie Bahnsen presented her ultra feminine collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week in a stark-white gallery space full of mini sculptures. “I wanted to make each piece look and feel like a gallery piece,” the designer explained. “I wanted the designs to be able to stand on their own like a little sculpture”.

Bahnsen‘s attention to details and specific timeless aesthetics were very apparent in the highly textured, monochrome collection,  inspired by school uniforms with a softer and feminine vibe. Full-skirted baby doll dresses and tops, ballooned sleeves, ruffles and tulle with puckered waists, frilled Victorian collars, lace and embroidery all appeared in the most minimal and wearable way. Colours were fresh like light pink and yellow or midnight black and crisp white. The white sneakers and socks, a very modern touch, teamed with braided hair or plaited pigtails to create a perfect contrast to the eccentric vibe of the collection.

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen

Cecilie Bahnsen SS18. Photograph: Jesper Bang-P. Thortzen