Dice Kayek offered up a whodunnit in the style of Agatha Christie, shot in Istanbul’s historic Belle Epoque Pera Palace Hotel by Marie Schuller, with whom the label collaborates regularly. The period set and ironic, melodramatic staging provided a fitting backdrop for Ece Ege’s buttoned-up yet playful designs.
The look: Demure, yet mischievous cocktail dresses and separates in stiff bonded fabrics, Mikado silk or wool, had high necklines and exaggerated details like big collars or giant bows. While black and white were dominant, the collection popped with touches of vivid color here and there.
Quote of note: “All we want for next fall is to be dressed well, easy and chic. It’s still very conservative, not ballgowns, but dressing well,” said Ece Ege via Zoom.
Standout pieces: A black shift dress with a big white shirt collar and hand-embroidered silk and crystal flowers; a red pleated miniskirt with a giant bow; a precisely cut, crisp white shirt with clever pleating and elongated cuff details; a navy tailored coat with mismatched buttons.
Takeaway: True to form, Ece Ege offered a stylized wardrobe with a distinctive take on good-girl dressing and subtly stiff silhouettes lent by her precise hand with fabric and technique.