A unique fashion project that translates the allure and rich multi-cultural heritage of Istanbul into artistic pieces of clothing has won this year’s Victoria and Albert Museum’s Jameel Prize 3, a prestigious award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. This year’s recipient Dice Kayek, is a Paris-based high fashion studio ran by a creative duo from Turkey, the sisters Ece and Ayşe Ege. Dice Kayek’s »Istanbul Contrast » collection was chosen from the near on 270 entries from around the world, making it the first fashion project to win the Jameel Prize. In choosing the duo’s project, the prize judges stated that Dice Kayek’s work »demonstrates how vibrant and creative Islamic traditions continue to be today […] their translation of architectural ideas into fashion shows how Islamic traditions can still transfer from one art form to another, as they did in the past. » The award ceremony was held on 10 December 2013 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK.
Created and designed by ISTANBUL’74 with ’74STUDIO, the book tells the tale of Dice Kayek and its collection “Istanbul Contrast,” providing a foreword written by famed Turkish writer Elif Shafak.
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