This season, Dice Kayek takes us on a legendary stopover, where we play a game of "whodunit" and gallivant around Istanbul's illustrious hotel, the Pera Palace. Dice Kayek fuses its timeless femininity with authentic turn-of-the-century parallels for AW'21, depicting the protagonists of an Agatha Christie-esque mystery.
Dice Kayek combines its timeless femininity with authentic turn-of-the-century parallels for AW'21, depicting the protagonists of an Agatha Christie-esque fable. The collection's accompanying short film, captured by photographer and filmmaker, Marie Schuller, stars a strong roster of respected Turkish talents, bringing this quirky murder-mystery to life.
Was it a bellboy, a night guard, a singer, an heiress, or perhaps an ingénue who did it? We're taken on a whimsical quest to find out who killed notorious playboy Philippe Stone, set against an Ottoman masterpiece of neoclassical architecture. Playful twists and turns, abounding with 1960s cinematic influence, pique our interest, moving focus from one Dice Kayek-clad character to the next.
With the season's volumes, short cocktail frocks, tailored ensembles, and jewel-embroidered separates seen in black and white with dramatic accents - reminiscent of silent films - the structure of each look accentuates each player's disposition. The sparkling hotel guests are adorned with elegant, cartoon-like silhouettes as they retrace their steps in order to apprehend the enigmatic villain in their midst.
This beguiling fashion film revolves around an entirely Turkish cast, men and women of character with deep connections to the Dice Kayek universe. It is the house's first foray into cinematic suspense, and it is an especially significant one at that. Ahu Yagtu, Hatice Aslan and Selma Ergec demonstrate their acting prowess as a powerful ensemble, with spirited cameos like Candan Ercetin as a singing diva, Burak Hakki, Rafael Cemo Cetin and Yaz Yuceil among others...