Sonia Rykiel Debuts Fall Couture

Sonia Rykiel Debuts Fall Couture

Designer Julie de Libran pays homage to Sonia Rykiel's expertise.

Designer Julie de Libran pays homage to Sonia Rykiel's expertise.

Text: Tess Garcia

Yesterday, lead designer Julie de Libran sent Sonia Rykiel Couture down the runway for the first time in the label's 50-year history. Comprised of 26 looks, the collection served as an homage to the pieces Rykiel's historical expertise: Structured suiting, feathered accents, and the pièce de résistance, the brand's signature Marinière striped sweater.

As usual, de Libran's designs struck a balance between too much and too little, fielding "just right" territory with grace (call her the Baby Bear of Paris Fashion Week). The show commenced with an oversized, feather-trimmed coat, slouchy slacks, and a pom-pom-poufed beret, followed by a sheer maxi dress sans accessory. The collection continued in this fashion, presenting simple alongside complex, yin and yang. The final look, which boasted an ivory corset, a cascading train, a feather veil, and simple blue jeans, encapsulated effort and ease simultaneously. A no-nonsense color palette kept even the most ornate looks from feeling fussy. Other highlights included a creamy eggshell sweater dress covered in sequins and a tulle-covered shirtdress paired with the sculptural headpiece to put all others to shame.

We aren't just expecting the Sonia Rykiel brand to return to the couture circuit in January; we're already counting down the days.

Check out our favorite looks from the collection below.

Credits: IMAGES VIA VOGUE

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