Among the curated slew of up-and-coming, under-the-rader labels the It Girls are currently loving, there's one that stands out: Cecilie Bahnsen. The Danish designer, well-loved within the Scandinavian style circle for her dainty yet relaxed pieces—think loose, lacy babydoll dresses and languid prarie frocks dusted with gossamer blooms—often paired with unexpected accoutrements like long sport socks and bejeweled velcro sandals, has found favor on our faraway shores courtesy of Georgina Wilson, Bea Soriano-Dee, and Martine Cajucom.
See, George even met Cecilie herself at an event in Tokyo! And, Bea's new headscarf-crowned beach look makes a case for cloudlike sleeves over clunky combat boots.
A scroll through her namesake brand's online store shows a masterful penchant for soft, layered materials and delicate prints spun into ultra-femme silhouettes that, rounded off, are supremely comfortable. In two words, call the aesthetic easy romance.
Her pieces are a modern, fuss-free spin on all things demure, we think. A glance at her latest collection (which included a cool collaboration with luxury outerwear specialist Mackintosh) reveals a combination of architectural volume and sculptural shapes that offer a contemporary take on femininity. Softness meets structure.
She's got an impressive portfolio to peruse, too! After graduating from the Danish Design School in 2007, Cecilie did freelance work for Dior in Paris as well as the prestigious Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. She then moved on to do an internship with John Galliano, where she was subsequently hired as first line assistant and print designer. Now that's serious cred.
Oh, and did you know that she's an LVMH Prize finalist, too? Combined with the fact that she hand-designs unique fabrics to debut each season, we're convinced that it's no wonder she's an insider favorite.