Turkish fashion label wins coveted Jameel prize.

Position:Compass 01/2014: News and Views from around the World - Dice Kayek - Brief article

Dice Kayek has won the 25,000 [pounds sterling] Jameel Prize 3 for Istanbul Contrast, a collection of garments that evoke Istanbul's architectural and artistic heritage. Dice Kayek is a Turkish fashion label established in 1992 by sisters Ece and Ayse Ege. Martin Roth, Director of the V&A and Fady Jameel, President of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI). presented Ece and Ayse Ege with the prize at a ceremony at the Victoria &Albert Museum in London on 10 December,

The judges felt that Dice Kayek's work admirably demonstrates how vibrant and creative Islamic traditions continue to be today, matching the aims of the Jameel Prize. Their translation of architectural ideas into fashion shows illustrate how Islamic traditions continue to happily transfer from one art medium to another, as they did in the past. "We were struck by the way that Dice...

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