Sonia Rykiel
By Joanna Manganaro

GRACEFUL TRANSITION New York: Geraldo da Conceicao will present his first collection as Artistic Director of Sonia Rykiel for F/W 13, and followers of …

Jan 08, 2013
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Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013
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Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013

GRACEFUL TRANSITION
New York: Geraldo da Conceicao will present his first collection as Artistic Director of Sonia Rykiel for F/W 13, and followers of the label anxiously anticipate how he will interpret its signature elements. In the meantime, the Rykiel design team is in charge, and it seems the label is in able hands. Their Pre-Fall offering demonstrated that they have quite a handle on the Rykiel vocabulary, confidently wielding the signature stripes and conversationals to great effect. There were also exceptional knits; an oversized rust-colored sweater was a highlight. The team included tweeds and tailored separates, adding a borrowed-from-the-boys element. Fur was manipulated in a variety of ways, including knitting, dyeing, and double facing, making for some standout coats. Da Conceicao is fortunate to have such a capable team at his disposal. It will be exciting to see what they come up with for Fall.–Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: A-line / Roomy / Tent / Boxy on top

Color: Black / White / Poppy / True red / Navy / Burgundy / Anthracite / Beige / Rust / Charcoal / Amber

Key Items: Striped sweaters / Slouchy sweater / Wide-leg trousers / Fur coats / Slim pant suit

Materials: Tweed / Printed CDC / Fine- and medium-gauge yarns / Melange yarns / Angora yarns / Fluid silks / Cotton eyelet / Fur

Print + Pattern: Narrow, wide, and irregular stripes / Conversational floral print

Details + Trim: Pleats / Gathering / Contrast trim / Plunging necklines

Accessories + Footwear: Pendant necklaces / Chain and jewel chokers / Chain and jewel belts / Double buckle belts / Frame bags / Oversized lady bags / Sculptural booties / Pointy-toe pumps

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