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 Interiors Issue 43 Vincent Van Duysen At home with the cult architect. Fashion Issue 43 Mind Games Cerebral fashion, from the deepest folds of the cortex. Fashion Issue 43 Rejina Pyo On making clothes for a street side catwalk. Fashion Issue 42 Off Grid Pack a bag. Pitch a tent. Find a slice of nature to call your own. Design Interiors Issue 42 Studio Tour: Fernando Caruncho Gardens sit between the natural and the artificial. George Upton meets the man mediating between the two. Design Issue 42 Hella Jongerius The industrial designer on style at every scale.