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 Fashion Issue 19 Nick Wakeman Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories. Fashion Issue 19 Camille Tanoh Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers. Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions. Fashion Issue 19 The Heat of the Moment Wide eyes, tense muscles, goose-bumped skin and sweat-dotted brows. Design Issue 19 A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo With her own firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect is transforming Mexico City, one artful building at a time. Fashion Issue 19 On Courage The English word “courage” comes from the Latin term “cor,” meaning “heart", yet we often assign this virtue to acts of mere physical fortitude.