Paris Fashion Week Pt5 – Sonia Rykiel, Chanel, Esteban Cortazar, Julien David, Veronique BranquinhoValentin Yudashkin & Rahul Mishra
ONLY night owls need apply to the house of Sonia Rykiel next season – Julie De Libran, now three seasons in, looked to the creatures of the midnight hour to bring it all to life, an ode to the Saint-Germain-des-Pres surrounds, bohemian and bright in sequins, camouflage ruffles and party dresses.
She told us she was appealing to the thinkers, writers and artists of the creative night and there were Thirties nods for a stole slung over a shoulder or looped over an arm: dishevelled glamour, but say more 35 per cent of the former to 65 per cent of the latter. There’s always an ease factor to be found with this brand.
“She’s still that woman, where she feels free and is making her own choices and joyful, feminine and sexy and full of surprises,” De Libran told us last month when she was in London to relaunch the brand’s Mayfair store.
Pyjama suit shirts, natty jumpers and sequins, this had a lot of that Rykiel joie de vivre.