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Paris-based couture house Dice Kayek is the brainchild of Turkish sisters Ayşe and Ece Ege, a visionary duo engaged in a constant act of reinventing tradition. Fittingly, they won the Victoria & Albert Museum's Jameel Prize 2013 for design influenced by Islamic traditions with Istanbul Contrasts, a collection that blended aesthetic elements from the Ottoman era with spatial references and a pinch of modernity.
What was it about their home city that inspired the collection? "Minarets emerging within the chaotic and modern architectural setting," the duo explain. "In that sense the Hagia Sophia would be its perfect embodiment. It's listening to club music and the muezzin's evening prayer coming in like a remix while being out in the nightlife district of Ortakoy."
For their AW14 collection, Blue, however, the duo has ventured far from Istanbul – and even the world as we know it. "For us blue is an unreal, mysterious and mystical colour, like the depths of the universe," they say. "It's cold yet sultry, giving away just the perfect hint of sensuality."
The pieces in Blue are multi-layered, woven with contradictory connotations: futurist accents embrace the traditional, elaborate details are guarded by a sleek shield of minimalism. Below you can watch the uncanny, captivating and trippy take on the collection of London-based German fashion film director Marie Schuller.
Stylist Katy Fox
Photographer Hanna Moon
Set design Lauren Doughty
Make-up Cory DeKing using Chanel
Hair Takuya Uchiyama
Model Caroline Schurch @ Storm
Photographic assistant Campbell Addy
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