February 15, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Dominique Maitre
Paris, France – In a world in which most couture and haute couture houses focus primarily on the flash of the red carpets, they simple fail to address the other real needs of couture client. That is to say they do not provide many attire options in terms of daywear. Here enters the Dice Kayek collection for Spring/Summer 2016 to fill that void.
The collection is celebration of consistency, form and unrelenting style. Double collars, large bows at the neck, large pleats, A-line skirts, voluminous sleeves and large buttons are among the elements that make the collection what it is. Though the season is about lightness, Dice Kayek prefers to cover the body in most of the looks. However, this does not exclusively mean that the house is not showing any skin. We find a portion of the arms revealed in several looks. And in two of them we have dresses that are cut to just above the knees. This is the only time where the knees are revealed as the majority of the skirts and dresses descend much lower. Or the legs are completed covered by shapely pants.
The silk and wools of the garments are nearly entirely under the domination of subtle colors of black, gray and blue. Only hints of gold, green, shocking red and barely there pink are allowed to interview with the supremacy of the first three colors.
In terms of embellishments, Dice Kayek has decided to add feather appliqués that serve as embroideries. The house uses them to recreate ravens on the beautiful, soft blue coat.
When compared this collection to the others presented during the haute couture season in Paris, one notices that the Dice Kayek collection seems to be much more reserved without being necessarily strict. This is essence is what one may consider as subtlety of style and the conquest of substance. The lines of the collection make it more realistic and relatable. The beautiful, voluminous blouses brings a beautiful balance thanks to their femininity.