Legendary French fashion house SONIA RYKIEL shares with us their lookbook for the Fall Winter 2019 collection, presented during the ongoing days of Paris Fashion Week. The collection photographed on the streets of Paris, shows Rykiel’s signature stripes taking into a newly imagined vision for the upcoming winter.
The stripe informs and inspires almost every look in surprising and subtle ways; sequinned stripes of fringing on delicate lace or velvet, an outsized black silk satin parka whose ‘stripes’ are designed by an interplay between padding and quilting. Stripes interlace into a honeycomb knit for a sculptural dress or define the bodice of a mousseline dress with a horizontal sequin trompe l’oeil knit. The stripe also becomes a never-ending extension of pattern or garment in fringing on coats, knits, dresses, pants and skirts; a functional homage adding sassy, sexy movement. Rykiel’s take on classicism and continuity are also explored in the reworking of perennials. The lingerie dress, the knit dress, the handknit, the pea coat, the St Germain tailoring, the marinière turned on its side and deconstructed, De Nîmes which is given a velvet touch. – from Sonia Rykiel
Sonia Rykiel’s creative director Julie de Libran talking about the new collection shares with us: ‘There is so much noise today in the world of fashion. I wanted to concentrate on the iconic values of Rykiel. It is a house created by a woman to make clothes for women which combine great style with functionality. It is very definitely about attitude and joie de vivre, not fashion. It is also about diversity and choice. Rykiel clothes should make a woman feel confident, beautiful, and sexy, for herself first and foremost. It’s very personal.’
Discover the fall winter 2019 SONIA RYKIEL collection after the jump:
All images courtesy of ©Sonia Rykiel