Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH
Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH

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Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH

It’s been really exciting to see how we can translate our universe into a shoe. It almost felt like we were morphing our dresses into a shoe.

— Cecile Bahnsen

Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH

It’s been really exciting to see how we can translate our universe into a shoe. It almost felt like we were morphing our dresses into a shoe.

— Cecile Bahnsen

CHARLES & KEITH is proud to announce its partnership with Copenhagen – based designer, Cecilie Bahnsen.

The exclusive collaboration of shoes takes inspiration from traditional schoolwear, a recurring theme in her work. The collection features four classic styles that have been reinterpreted by Bahnsen and are beautifully finished with her signature couture-like touch.

Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH

Known for her unique feminine take on fashion, Cecilie Bahnsen’s designs are defined by a timeless, relaxed but detailed style – her creations walk the line between couture and ready-to-wear. Before returning to Copenhagen and founding her eponymous label in 2015, she studied at the Royal College of Art in London and worked with couture houses in Paris. Her effortless clothing are characterised by unexpected and contrasting combinations as she brings together fine French fashion and Scandinavian design culture.

Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH
Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH

Known for her unique feminine take on fashion, Cecilie Bahnsen’s designs are defined by a timeless, relaxed but detailed style – her creations walk the line between couture and ready-to-wear. Before returning to Copenhagen and founding her eponymous label in 2015, she studied at the Royal College of Art in London and worked with couture houses in Paris. Her effortless clothing are characterised by unexpected and contrasting combinations as she brings together fine French fashion and Scandinavian design culture.

Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH
Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH

This special collection consists of four classic shoe styles – three Mary Jane designs and a distinctive mule. This unconventional line-up features patterns and colourways that debuted at the Cecilie Bahnsen Fall Winter 2019 runway show. In line with the designer’s signature aesthetic, the palette is dominated by black and white with a flourish of colour, as represented by the lemon yellow of the mules.

Note: Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH is currently not available in Malaysia. Speak with our customer service team using the live chat function to find out how to purchase this exclusive collection.

Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH
Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH

The collection was thoughtfully made, based on the concept of using less and giving materials a second life. A unique patchwork material was created with upcycled leftover fabrics from Bahnsen’s previous collections. For the hand-drawn embroidery quilted styles, a recycled satin was sourced and supplied by CHARLES & KEITH.

Cecilie Bahnsen has always been fascinated by school uniforms – which explains why she loves the Mary Jane design in the CHARLES & KEITH collection. The quality of a masculine-feminine contrast in the traditional Mary Jane appeals to the designer’s creative sensibility. For the ultra-feminine styles in this collection, CHARLES & KEITH’s classic shape was combined with Bahnsen’s artistic touch to create truly unique pieces.

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Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH
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Yoyo Cao

"On my tippy toes, if my childhood dance teacher could see me now."

Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH
Linda Tol

"My mum has a deep interest in fashion and I guess it rubbed off on me. Growing up, she loved to dress me and my sister up for school. It looked like it was my birthday every day."

Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH
Marta Cygan

"At the age of 6 I moved from Poland to France, without knowing how to speak French. I also still didn’t know how to tie my shoes. My brother, who went to the same school as me, would always do it for me at the school playground. I will never forget the terrifying first day of school when I asked him, 'Lukas, can you tie my shoes?'"

Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH
Erika Boldrin

"I remember when I would walk to school in my ballerina pumps and a head full of thoughts. I loved the morning light, especially when it was spring with the smell of the flowers."

Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH

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Note: Cecilie Bahnsen X CHARLES & KEITH is currently not available in Malaysia. Speak with our customer service team using the live chat function to find out how to purchase this exclusive collection.

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