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

Dice Kayek Haute Couture SS15

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

TextSusie LauPhotographyLea 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.  


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.