Dice Kayek Haute Couture SS15

With dark lashes and perfectly sculpted dresses, the Turkish designers create dollhouse inspired couture

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Dice Kayek Haute Couture SS15 Pink Mini Balloon Sleeve
Backstage at Dice Kayek Haute Couture SS15Photography Lea Colombo

Initial reaction:

Dice Kayek’s creative director Ece Ege titled her new collection “Dollhouse”, and set about distorting proportions and deconstructing garment architecture – inspired by the works of Annette Messager, Louise Bourgeois and most prominently, the German artist Hans Bellmer and his contorted, fetishistic life-size dolls. The ensembles we saw here bore none of the sinister elements of Bellmer’s work – instead, Ege used twists, folds and bonded and stiffened fabrics to create unexpected volume. As the show progressed, the dolls became increasingly adorned, culminating in a bridal cape outfit.  

Doll-like:

Soft waved hair, thick dark eyelashes and a doll-like stance, with the hands frozen into a stiffened state.  

Stand out looks:

The opening navy garbadine coat dress that swirled around the body, and a black tuxedo jacket that somehow morphed into a dress.  

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