Before Cecilie Bahnsen founded her eponymous line in 2015, she worked as a print designer for John Galliano. “But I missed the 3-D element,” she explains, speaking from Paris in between a flurry of fashion week appointments. Bahnsen’s own line certainly makes the most of design’s 3-D potential, with voluminous puffballs and exaggerated peplums. Here, the Danish womenswear designer celebrates subverting femininity and finally being able to afford her own clothes. Your clothes are often described as “girly.” How did you dress growing up? I was definitely more experimental than my little sister. There was this same thing you see in the collection now of combining masculine and feminine; so I’d wear a poufy dress with a pair of wellies. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 50 Frama The creative company where community is more than just a mood board. Fashion Issue 50 Capsule Wardrobes Unpicking a fashion staple. Fashion Issue 50 What Are You Working On? David Koma’s current workload. Fashion Issue 50 Received Wisdom Marimekko’s creative director, Rebekka Bay, on leadership and finding the right work-life balance. Fashion Issue 49 Urban Doom A saturnine mélange of subversive styles. Design Issue 49 At Work With: Muller Van Severen How a home renovation birthed one of Europe’s most distinguished design duos.