Fashion Week: Istanbul’s style report
4/14/2016, 12:37 p.m.
Dice Kayek, a Paris-based couture house, was created in 1992 by the Turkish sister duo, Ece and Ayse Ege. At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Istanbul (March 15-19, 2016), their collection was futuristic with geometric details. They continue to reinvent tradition by reinterpreting their Eastern heritage with a Western approach, with couture pieces that pay homage to Ottoman architecture and crafts to create bold contemporary garments.
Each Dice Kayek collection builds on the brand’s philosophy, impeccable construction, highest quality materials and timeless signature. Dice Kayek’s dresses are structured like architectural sculptures. They utilize innovative fabrics and ingenious techniques. The rigidity of their minimalistic forms is contrasted with feminine folds, drapings and sumptuous ornaments.
The look encompasses a compelling balance between a modern force and delicate sensibility. Dice Kayek’s knowledge of art, design and craftsmanship has received rave reviews. With their groundbreaking “Istanbul Contrast” collection, Dice Kayek became the first fashion house to ever win the prestigious Jameel Prize, an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition that’s bestowed by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
“Islamic Contrast” is a couture collection that extracts the essence of Istanbul’s diverse historic heritage. The designers translated the city’s cultural and social contradictions into sculptural dresses. Their clothes were beautiful in prints, solids, patterns and shapes.
Dice Kayek is a member of the prestigious Federation Francaise de la Couture du Pret-a-Porter des Couturiers de Mode. The high fashion house showcased their collections at the very selective Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in 2014. Their collections were also shown in Seoul and Tokyo. In addition, they have built pop-up stores within iconic department stores such as Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Fenwick in London and Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.