Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: Classic was the name of the game for Sonia Rykiel this season, but not without a bit of signature quirk. Tailored silhouettes — straight skirts, easy cropped trousers, double-breasted jackets, belted coats — had subtle 70s undertones, and the addition of platform footwear, wide headbands and decorative brass belt buckles added to the feel. Coziness was another key element, and appeared in the form of chunky ribbed knits (for both tops and bottoms) and plush, melon-hued shearling . There was a lovely French-ness to the collection, things had an effortlessly pulled-together feel, and airy chiffon sack dresses revealed simple underpinnings, achieving a demure femininity. —Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Easy + Tailored
Color: Black / White / Navy / Cream / Cantaloupe / Oatmeal / Terra Cotta / Deep Teal / Vermillion
Key Items: Chunky cardi-jacket / Knit straight skirt / Easy cropped trousers / Double-breasted blazer / Belted coat
Materials: Chiffon / Brushed silk / Chunky ribbed knits + fine knits / Plissé / Wool — suiting + heavy bottom weights / Corduroy / Shearling / Astrakhan
Print + Pattern: Bias checks
Details + Trim: Pleats, gathers, shirring / Cutouts
Accessories + Footwear: Wide headbands / Chain belts / Sautoirs / Little leather satchels / Patent lug sole platforms
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