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 Fashion Issue 45 Lisa Yamai Snow Peak's president wants you to get out more. Fashion Issue 45 Bianca Saunders The future (of menswear) is female. Design Issue 45 Mac Collins Four questions for an emerging designer. Design Issue 45 Last Night What did jewelry designer Sophie Bille Brahe do with her evening? Fashion Issue 44 Under the Sun Far niente, on the faraway island of Alicudi. Design Interiors Issue 44 Giancarlo Valle At work with Giancarlo Valle.