Paris Fashion Week Coverage: Sonia Rykiel Fall 2015 Collection

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Smart girls and smart fashions occupied the runway at Sonia Rykiel for Fall/Winter 2015. The interior of the brand’s store on Saint-Germain des Prés was transformed into a literary café, replete with 50,000 books and an icon-covered runway. If fashion is a non-verbal form of communication that expresses the self and its multi-faceted interests, the Sonia Rykiel collection argued in favor of style for the thinking type. Be she coquette or professor, self-employed or tenured, the Sonia Rykiel girl loves the wit and energy of Parisian fashions. Out she came in cozy pea coats trimmed with fur, solid silver trousers, fuzzy turtlenecks, glamorous printed separates, and romantic velvet maxis — a tribute to the cool créateurs who inspired designer Julie de Libran this season.

Smart girls and smart fashions occupied the runway at Sonia Rykiel for Fall/Winter 2015.

De Libran continued to articulate her well-rounded collection with glittering bustier dresses, sailor pants, and cool suede frocks, but some of her best moments revolved around softer textures. Colorful patchworked furs were a highlight, as were shaggy dyed vests, shearling-trimmed suede coats, and gleaming velvet jumpsuits and dresses. Clearly, the Sonia Rykiel girl has been dipping into Romantic literature. All of the lovely, wearable clothes made de Libran’s second collection for the brand an equal triumph to the first, and the continued direction for Sonia Rykiel is headed in an upward march, much to the delight of smart women everywhere.

Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree

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