May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Sep 30, 2014
Paris: This season marks Julie de Libran’s first at the helm of Sonia Rykiel. With prior experience at Prada and Louis Vuitton under the direction of Marc Jacobs she is well prepared to take the French fashion house into its next phase. For her debut, de Libran looked back to Rykiel’s inception, incorporating the signature stripe and of course, knitwear. The lineup opened with boxy suits and sets bathed in whites with stripes which moved into a utilitarian story, and transitioned into flirty ensembles, replete with fur, more suitable for a night out. A plethora of cropped all-in-ones with streamlined silhouettes in various applications were a standout. –Deirdre Pérez
Silhouette: ’70s / Slim & streamlined / Boxy volume
Key Items: Suits and sets / Bra tops / Walk shorts / Tunic dresses / Boxy jackets / All-in-ones / Breton sweaters / Cropped trousers / Fringe skirts / Sleeveless jackets / Tailored jackets / Capes / Utility jackets / Bomber jackets / Mini skirts / Multi-layered dresses
Colour: White / Off-white / Red / Navy / Grey / Black / Indigo / Olive / Orange / True green / Khaki
Print & Pattern: Stripes
Materials & Knits: Textured knits / Tweed / Denim / Fur / Mink / Chiffon / Organza / Stretch crepe / Leather / Fringe / Sequins / Buttons / Jewel appliqué
Footwear: Strappy heels
Accessories: Waist-cinching belts / Chain strap bags
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