Cecilie Bahnsen riffed on her familiar best-ofs for spring, sticking to her ethereal silhouettes, making them more slender, layered, and intriguing with plays of handmade, finely crafted decorative inlaid details. “It’s all about great craftswomanship,” Bahnsen said backstage, giving credit to the women in her atelier who are instrumental in bringing to life her beautifully fragile, romantic dresses.

Presented in a raw industrial space that offset the delicacy of the Danish designer’s creations, the collection of everyday couture pieces, as she called it, blended the ease and effortlessness inherent to Bahnsen’s culture with the utterly Parisian flair for frivolous, flirtatious romance. Slender silhouettes played down the usually voluminous poufy shapes she is known for. Rendered in layers of transparent tulle in pale colors or in bright red and strawberry hues, with asymmetrical ruched swirls, they had a fresh, girly allure, and looked cool and fast-paced paired with black Asics trainers.

The soundtrack suggested intimacy and romance. French singer Suki’s breath was laced over a composition by Danish composer August Rosenbaum. “We wanted to show the love that goes into making this collection,” said Bahnsen backstage, “the sense of excitement, raw emotion, and joy we feel when our creations come alive.”

This article was originally published on Vogue Runway.

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