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Sonia Rykiel RTW Fall 2019

After a banner 50th anniversary year that culminated in an outdoor fashion show last September on the newly christened Allée Sonia Rykiel, the French fashion house is taking a breather, opting to sit out the catwalk this season and focus instead on a digital communications push.
Creative director Julie de Libran presented her fall collection in one-on-one appointments in a showroom, where a large screen showed models wearing the looks on the streets of Paris. “This collection is not about fashion, it’s actually about a style and personality and focusing on the iconic values of Rykiel,” she explained. “Rykiel is a woman designing for women, designing for their wardrobe, their lifestyle, and it’s much more personal.”
Hence a focus on the house’s signature striped knits, which were balanced by smart tailoring and outerwear that borrowed from men’s wear. De Libran put a kaleidoscopic spin on the stripes, which were blown up on patchwork flares, chiffon tops and skirts, and a half sweater slung over the shoulders like a stole.
It was one of a number of playful details, like the removable knit lapels on the jacket of a Prince of Wales-checked trouser suit, or the fuzzy leopard-patterned mohair shawl built into a russet-colored

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