Award of the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize
What: Cecilie Bahnsen nabs Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize.
Why it is important: Her ability to respond to the crisis and seek “sustainable solutions” stood out to the jury.
Cecilie Bahnsen has been named this year’s winner of the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize, one of Denmark’s most recognized fashion awards.
The award has been designed as Denmark’s answer to the LVMH Prize to support the most promising up-and-coming talent in Scandinavia. But in light of the pandemic, the Wessel & Vetts Foundation, which spearheads the award, has decided to open up applications to previous winners and finalists in a bid to support some of the country’s existing fashion businesses impacted.
Bahnsen, who is a second-time winner of the accolade, will receive a grant as well as mentorship by the prize’s jury, which includes the likes of Rebecca Bay, creative director at Marimekko, Copenhagen Fashion Week CEO Cecilie Thorsmark, and Ganni CEO Nicolaj Reffstrup.