Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: The design team at Sonia by Sonia Rykiel suggested that their inspiration for Pre-Fall was Andy Warhol’s Factory, but volume and loungewear seemed to be the overriding themes. The team played with proportion, offering oversized sweaters, slouchy shorts, and baggy pants. A handful of slimmer looks balanced out the offering. Rykiel signatures made it into the mix, as well. Her stripes appeared in black and white this time, and a T-shirt that read “Bon soir” was a nod to her French heritage. The Warhol references were subtle; popping tones of orange and teal linked the looks to the artist’s paintings, while a silver Lurex knit lounge set evoked the famous interior of the Factory. Polka dots and leopard prints, in addition to butterfly-shaped paillettes, created a whimsical feeling that will appeal to the label’s youthful clientele.–Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Oversized / Slouchy / Long and lean
Color: Navy / Black / White / Caution orange / Beige / Mustard / Blush / Olive / Khaki / Heather grey / Silver / Mango / Teal
Key Items: Baggy bottoms / Lounge sets / Anoraks / Sweater dresses
Materials: Fine-gauge yarns / Lurex yarns / Lustrous charmeuse / Both heavy- and lightweight jersey / Airy CDC / Cloqué
Print + Pattern: Leopard / Wide stripes / Large-scale geometric shapes / Polka dots
Details + Trim: Shirttail hems / Notches / Piecing / Double-breasted closures / Drawstrings / Flounces / Butterfly paillettes
Accessories + Footwear: Butterfly brooches / Metallic oxfords / Slouchy ankle boots
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