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Sonia Rykiel returns to its roots with a new creative director at the helm

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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