Spring Summer 2020
With the Spring/Summer 2020 collection Cecilie Bahnsen looked to Christo and Jeanne-Claude for inspiration, the husband-and-wife artists who wrapped landmarks and landscapes in huge swathes of fabric – famously unfurling a 250.000 square-foot orange curtain across the Rifle Gap in Colorado, USA, as well as surrounding 11 islands near Miami Beach with pink woven fabric, looking like enormous pastel-coloured lili pads.
Designing the collection, Cecilie in particular felt a kinship with Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s use of fabric to conceal yet reveal, designing dresses and tops cut to be nearly backless – turn around and these pieces reveal a sliver of back. Bows tied at the shoulder blades drift across bare skin. On skirts, trailing ribbons tie at the hips – again subtly accentuating areas of the body. Cecilie also plays with opaque panels and transparent layers.