My Heart is Pounding
Exhibited amongst the SS22 collection is the gentleness of imperfection, the poetry of asymmetry. Beautiful drapes tucked up on the side, an idea coming from the morning bike rides tying the skirts out of the way with an untethered bow. Looking at Calder’s mobiles, “Drawing in space,” the uncanny perfect balance of the graceful forms and translating this to the sculptural silhouettes, evolving from previous seasons. The idea of making a collection you want to live in and dream into make your own. The conceptual motifs play a pivotal role in the collection, translated meticulously across the different fabrics. Textures are completely unique, a touch only recognizable as Cecilie Bahnsen.
The Spring Summer 2022 collection is a celebration of the love for craftsmanship and the duality of femininity. A collection brought to life through Cecilie’s artistic collaboration- a sound installation composed by Okay Kaya and photo exhibitions by Takashi Homma on view in Paris. The collection and artistic collaborations address the duality within us expressed through an exterior detachment and the gentleness in the sensuality of emotions, “To be both,” the ability to not “be” only what we feel. The duality is present throughout the collection, film and exhibition. The result is an emotional collection that celebrates Cecilie and the atelier’s love for the work, featuring techniques like the utterly beautiful camellia floral cutout-flowers fluttering on fabric, as if the petals were falling gently to the ground from a full bouquet.