Dice Kayek has been around the block in Paris since 1992, when Turkish sisters Ece and Ayçe Ege decided to set up their brand in the French capital. Their romantic yet minimalistic approach to fashion quickly seduced the Far East, but it’s only since their Jameel Prize win in 2013 that the sisters really started to gain traction in Europe and the Middle East. For their first show as guest members of the Haute Couture calendar, they successfully played with volumes, origami pleats, and a pastel palette, piquing our interest in their future collections.
Dubbed Dollhouse, the show was inspired by Hans Bellmer’s book, Les Jeux de la Poupée, and consisted of a series of short dresses with blown-up proportions, intricate folding, and three long, monastic silhouettes. While the volumes and techniques were redundant with last season, Ece (who is the label’s designer) introduced a play on deconstruction for Spring 2015 with asymmetric dresses—of note were a beautiful, white, half-jacket / half-dress number; a black tuxedo dress with hanging pockets; and a partially-embroidered black dress. It looked like Ece took her previous collection and pieced it back together to give life to a new one. Two silk numbers stood out: an emerald green dress with pleated shoulders and a bright red, straight silhouette with sculpted, oversized shoulders. An armor-like, fully-embellished number with patches of different embroideries in silver, black, and green stole the show. Dice Kayek’s dollhouse is beautifully executed and offered a covetable series of cocoon-like baby doll dresses, though the sister duo would benefit from introducing more variety next season.