For Bahnsen, the handcrafted nature of the collaboration was essential to mirror the best way that every of her attire are made. “Handwork has at all times been [a form of] meditation or remedy for me; to have these artistic moments the place I sit with the product and embroider by hand,” she explains, including that every shoe took round 4 hours to finish. “A lot love and keenness has gone into every design.”
Bahnsen’s eco-conscious practices additionally align nicely with Asics’s sustainability drive: 90 per cent of the coach model’s trainers made in 2021 and 2022 have been constituted of recycled supplies, whereas the corporate additionally unveiled its low carbon emissions sneaker earlier this month.
In the meantime, Bahnsen has included extra upcycled designs into her predominant assortment this season, as an extension of her Encore line (that includes limited-edition items constituted of leftover supplies) launched in 2020. “It actually speaks to the timelessness of the model and the love that we put into growing the materials and the collections,” the designer says. “You possibly can put on a skirt to procure two years in the past with one thing from this season, or along with your new Asics – all of them finally grow to be one assortment as soon as it’s in folks’s wardrobes.”
Certainly, the model’s collaboration with Asics is a mirrored image of the designer’s exploration of what a 360-degree Cecilie Bahnsen wardrobe seems to be like this season, with a renewed concentrate on knitwear and trousers that may be layered together with her signature attire. “We’ve actually been engaged on the total look, head to toe,” she continues.
Like her ongoing collaboration with Waterproof coat, the Asics collaboration received’t be a one-off: Bahnsen is at the moment working with the model to launch a brand new sneaker that can be unveiled subsequent 12 months. “For me, it’s about including one thing to the [Cecilie Bahnsen] universe,” she concludes. “It’d begin as a one-off, however then it turns into one thing you proceed to do for seasons to return – a pure extension of what you do.”