Cecilie Bahnsen has her finger on the pulse. The Copenhagen Fashion Week darling has been dreaming up her infamous voluminous frocks long before puff sleeves became a sartorial mainstay, and in 2018 she put pearl-decorated Suicoke sandals on her runway when dadcore was at its peak. Now, Bahnsen is back with a new range of footwear that is sure to be a bright spot in any wardrobe.
“For me, it is so important for one’s style to feel timeless and be long lasting, and to invest in quality items that will withstand time and carry you through the seasons,” Bahnsen says of the impetus behind her new fancy flats (first seen in the Danish designer’s Spring 2021 collection), which were made in collaboration with the craft-forward Spanish label Hereu. “The whole process was easy and natural,” she continues—as are the handwoven subtly square-toed shoes themselves, which were stitched together from hawthorn taft, a fabric inspired by the sturdy berry-bearing bush plant that grows on Danish beaches, or upcycled plastics supplied by label CASC8.
The only downside? Choosing just one. Accented with delicate designs and bound together with leather binding, the light-as-air Hyacinths are available in shades of black, bold pink, and off-white, the last of which, when pressed, Bahnsen admits is her personal favorite. “You can see the different soft color tones of the warp weaving through the clear recycled plastic,” she says of the style, which she pairs with her label’s signature soft knits and sculptural skirts. Simply put, “They are so special.”
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