The lines of minimalist style and avant-garde design rarely cross, but Cecilie Bahnsen has set about changing that. Founded in Denmark in 2014, this Scandi brand has steadily risen through the fashion ranks over the last few seasons, but we're of the opinion that 2021 is going to be its strongest year yet. Consistently the toast of Copenhagen Fashion Week, Cecilie Bahnsen's frothy runway creations continue to make a seamless transition to our Instagram feeds.
Looking at them, it's little wonder the brand's delicate, almost doll-like designs have won the hearts of the fashion elite. Featuring oversized yet simple silhouettes, beautiful embellishments and reach-out-and-touch-me textures, the pieces are akin to what you'd expect to find in a couturier's dressing-up box. Unashamedly extra, but with refined shapes and a borderline-neutral colour palette, the label's dresses, tops, trousers and skirts hold the same appeal for pared-back dressers as they do for those who wish to command the spotlight. As such, it's garnered a somewhat diverse loyal following, from bougie dressers Bettina Looney, Anna Rosa Vitiello and María Bernad to austere trailblazers Débora Rosa and Pernille Teisbaek.
Whatever your outfit penchant, you're definitely going to want to add a piece of Cecilie Bahnsen to your wardrobe. Keep scrolling to see how influencers are wearing their Cecilie Bahnsen buys; then proceed to shop the current collection below.
Influencers Wearing Cecilie Bahnsen
Pernille Teisbaek wears a black dress from the brand.
Bettina Looney and Anna Rosa Vitiello coordinate in their Cecilie Bahnsen dresses.
Editor Donna Wallace accessories her Cecilie Bahnsen dress perfectly with a beaded bag and Converse.
Monikh Dale gives her Cecilie Bahnsen dress an autumnal spin by layering it over a long-sleeve top.
Débora Rosa wears a Cecilie Bahnsen open-back top with black slouchy trousers.
Hannah Lewis pairs her Cecilie Bahnsen top with neutral-hued shorts.
Courtney Trop wears a black, full-skirted dress from the brand.
María Bernad wears a white cotton dress from the brand.
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Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over twelve years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories, and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, works closely with influencer talent on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media. Previously, Maxine appeared on TV in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.
Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship, she was offered a position on the Look magazine fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. She went on to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others. Maxine works remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh.
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