Sonia Rykiel Pre Fall 2015 Collection sees Julie de Libran build upon the Spring Summer themes. The house materials remain in sharp focus: knit, denim, satin face crepe, tweed and furs, with the addition of cashmere, moleskin, leathers and other skins.
Silhouettes are long and lean, with a marked waist. A svelte body moves freely, sheathed in second-skin knits from unitards to body suits, leggings and stockings, the foundations for layers that can be added or subtracted at will.
Zippers, trim, graphic contrast, and freestyle interpretations of the house’s signature stripes underscore dynamic even aerodynamic lines.
The jumpsuit emerges as a cornerstone of the Rykiel wardrobe, in shiny satin face crepe, or the boho-chic of Liberty chiffon: quite undeniably Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Subtle halftone shades of tobacco, mallard blue, burgundy and antique red, evoke an era when driving
a sports car meant wearing gloves.
Meanwhile, white provides glimmers of winter light. The masculine wardrobe is of course ever-present: a “tie print” jacquard knit, tweed and wool tartan, car shoes, military buttons and split leather. Fur is real or faux, in marabou feathers or trompe-l’oeil, in knits, worn as a detail or a statement piece always easy, supple and enveloping.
Knit accessories - gloves, mittens, berets, bonnet-scarves provide both a final touch and the final word. The “Domino” bag is revisited in new colors and materials from the collection, notably with eyelet details. A haul of new arrivals expands the family, “le clou”- the stud, “le coussin” - the pillow and “le pompon” - the pompom, providing crucial finishing touches to the silhouette.