Dice Kayek’s architectural approach to fashion was evident from the first exit: a sculptural coatdress in navy gabardine that swooped around and hovered over the body.
Designer Ece Ege did several versions of this construction — throwing puffy sleeves or more complicated folding into the equation, which at times got too gimmicky, as with a pleated black tulle skirt worn under a squared, armorlike shoulder piece that shimmered with embroidered acrylic gemstones.
The blown-up proportions were meant as reinterpretations of the doll illustrations and doll sculptures of artists Hans Bellmer, Annette Messager and Louise Bourgeois — minus their hypersexual, distorted anatomy, that is. In fact, they resembled little cocoons for cute little girls and worked best when kept simple. Two silhouettes intrigued: a tuxedo jacket with detached pockets and broad lapels in black tone-on-tone silk and satin, and a playful white gabardine number, half dress, half jacket — more feminine than girlie.