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Bless: The usual sartorial subversion from Bless’ conceptual design duo Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag was on display in a gallery walk-through of residential sets combining live props and photo backdrops. Models lounged in cozy getups of moon boots and puffer coats woven from thick straps of nylon or tailored wool pieces layered intricately with chunky knits.

AF Vandevorst: At AF Vandevorst, the husband-and-wife team of An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx focused on a feminine silhouette for kimono dresses and skirts that laced seductively in back. Rounding out their fine show were pieces from their nascent lingerie line.

Dice Kayek: Though Dice Kayek’s show made more than a passing nod to Lanvin’s summer collection, Ece Ege, the Turkish designer behind the label, proved her inventiveness with an elegant, origami-like, white satin dress. A fetching gray knit sweater dress also added a feminine touch.

This story first appeared in the March 2, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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