In Geraldo da Conceicao’s second season at Sonia Rykiel, the designer turns to the brand’s 1970s collections for inspiration. The presentation combines disco-ball sparkle with breezy fits and a democratic array of separates and frocks that work everywhere: vacations, dates, offices, black-tie events – the list goes on.
If the Sonia Rykiel girl is to embark on a seaside adventure in Spring/Summer 2014, this is what she would pack. Spongy sparkling knits embroidered with crystal flowers were touched at times with argyle patterns and stripes for added visual depth. Fabrics were stretchy and loose, making them diverse pieces for both day and night. He enhanced the effortless slouch of his apparel with Gilligan-esque studded leather fisherman’s hats and striped cloche hats. Draped silk dresses in sherbet and teal will be worn with alacrity – wherever your day takes you, you’ll be dressed appropriately. Camel and butter-colored three-piece suit that featured wide gauchos rather than trousers are both great choices for the office, and oversized angora wool cardigans and vests offer ample amounts of both comfort and style. Sonia Rykiel’s best runway moment came surprisingly in fur – with a series of over-long fur stoles with tasseled ends that made fur look like a sensible choice for next season. Brilliant orchid flower prints showed up on silk frocks, while a series of sparkling Lurex dresses closed the show. While most designers are flipping through their 90s-era archives for inspiration, Conceicao went further back to find inspiration in clothes that are easy to wear, but updated with smart touches that usher a new sense of comfort into dressing for the warmer months.
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