For CECILIE Copenhagen, it all started with a night out, with nothing to wear. A familiar situation sparked the idea that is now CECILIE Copenhagen. Made from two keffiyeh scarves sewn together, 18-year-old Cecilie created an outfit. After countless compliments that night, Cecilie decided to experiment with other garments, inspired by the keffiyeh print. A characteristic keffiyeh print and new silhouettes became our well-known pieces, Shirt-O & Shirt-V + shorts. CECILIE copenhagen was established shortly after.
The characteristic keffiyeh scarf is a combination of 3 patterns, each symbolizing different aspects from the region. The olive leaves (the zig zag pattern) represent strength, resilience and perseverance. The fishnet pattern represents affinity towards the sailors and the connection with the Mediterranean Sea. The bold stripe pattern represents trade routes, symbolizing a long history of merchants, travel and cultural exchange.