It seems in the age of Gucci‘s maximalism and Vetements‘ ugly-chic narrative, there’s a whole host of female designers who aim to give women clothes they can look and feel pretty in. In London alone, there are the likes of Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha, but in Copenhagen, there’s Cecilie Bahnsen, whose Spring 2019 show was as dainty as a ballerina twirling inside a music box. The concept of femininity these days are being challenged, thanks in part of all the controversies that centered around women’s issues in the past few years. Bahnsen’s own concept derives from traditional codes, but set with strong and stark textiles and distinct shapes that evoke a sense of power. The white cotton pouf dresses, for example, which looked like they were made out of your grandmother’s tablecloths, were little girlish in aesthetic but would clearly stand-out within any setting. As will the floral numbers, which also created a sweet sense of seduction despite the innocent silhouette. Despite working on the pretty side, designers like Bahnsen also never fails to inject a tinge of subversiveness to their clothes, in line with the complexities of the women who wear them.
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