In the heat of the summer, we look for creative ways to stay cool while indulging in Paris fashion. These outstanding pieces are a good place to start. Dresses from Dice Kayek are a smart way to stay fashionable when the temperature rises.
The gorgeous prints from Chalayan are charming and fun, ideal for outings on summer afternoons that extend into the late evening.
But our favorite pieces for the summer are the brightly colored leather bags from MySuelly. They’re the perfect summertime accessory.
About the Designers
Created in 1992 by Ece and Ayse Ege, Dice Kayek is, like Turkey, a bridge between East and West. Taking its roots in Parisian couture as well as in Ottoman culture, yet constantly inspired by a world in motion, Dice Kayek offers a deep understanding of the modern woman’s need for a structured silhouette and flawless elegance. The house offers a sur mesure collection made in the Paris atelier. The work of Dice Kayek has been showcased in the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.
With inspiration both from his sociocultural background and the urban environment, Hussein Chalayan conceives very original and technically rigorous pieces. His collections are at the crossroads of fashion, architecture and design, with uncluttered, abstract and graphic pieces. Hussein Chalayan is not exactly a French designer, but he has chosen Paris to present his structural and spectacular collections every season. France honored him with a retrospective at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2011, making his work known to a wider audience. L’Exception is the only e-shop distributing Chalayan’s collections in France.
Since the creation of the brand in 2009, MySuelly has grown as a new reference of French leather goods design. The founders, Adélaide Salvi and Géraldine Cohen, decided to create a brand that reflects them: feminine, playful and sometimes full of nostalgia. No wonder that the name of the brand comes from the names of their grandmothers, Suzanne and Elly.
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