There is a Victorian edge to the childlike silhouettes of Cecilie Bahnsen’s 2018 Pre-Fall, a collection composed of rich black velvet and ribbon, quilting, white satin, gauzy overlays, and short hemlines. To her characteristic palette of black and white, Bahnsen has added in a rich yolk yellow that brings warmth and depth to the series. Of this, she explained in a recent interview: “There is a cleanness and purity that comes with it [the color palette], it’s a fresh burst of air”. Her lookbook was shot in an artist’s studio; an appropriate location given that Bahnsen has likened her designs to artworks and that their forms—particularly in this collection—are strikingly sculptural.
"There is a cleanness and purity that comes with it, it’s a fresh burst of air…then you can take in everything else that is going on."