Let the gimmicks, color-blocks and heavy crystal be a thing of the past.
For spring, designer Ece Ege created depth and interest via pure form. The first exit — a double-breasted coatdress in pale pink with a Fifties frame color and elongated flap pockets — intrigued with its simplicity and carefully sculpted bottom, while a silver-gray pantsuit was a strong example of a rare kind — the couture look for the day.
Ege said she took inspiration from fairy tales, her favorite type of literature — “Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan,” she recited backstage before the show, helping “Little Red Riding Hood” into an impressive construction featuring a cropped top with maxi puff sleeves and extra-bouncy skirt, both done in bonded wool for enhanced plasticity.
Certainly, the silhouettes assumed supernatural shapes at times — a heavy, multilayered ice-gray coat with trail could have only been worn to the ball by the Snow Queen — but overall it was admirable how Ege manages to defy gravity. “We struggle against it every day. And every day we learn something new,” she noted.