Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sonia Rykiel's Pre Fall Collection 2013

With NYFW week around the corner and fashion weeks already on their way elsewhere around the world, all eyes are turning to next season's, i.e. SS13, collections and trends. But considering the season we are actually entering, FW13, I want to bring your attention to Sonia Rykiel's 'Sonia by Sonia Rykiel's' Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

In this collection, the fundamentals of the Rykiel wardrobe are present, but reworked and brought forward so they fit better in their time. Sporty references stand alongside evening, the pieces often thrown on in one movement, they are easy, right, and mix with however one’s mood takes them with a subtle dose of masculine versus feminine.

This sporty chic distills throughout the collection a desire for comfort and ease of movement. The indispensable sweatpants, a signature of the house, are offered here in jersey, cotton and satin or even in all over silver lurex.

Sensual, sexy even, the Sonia By woman dares to wear leopard printed bloomers with babe pink dots with a short sleeved black silk crepe tee-shirt with structured cutouts.
A sweatshirt becomes a dress in fine wool and jersey, worn both day and night, like the sweater with the large viva red “bonsoir”.

Tee-shirts are omnipresent, used in colour blocks or inspired by the graphics of the “Blue Note” jazz label’s album sleeves.

Mini and maxi volumes are contrasted. A perfecto or a trench in light nylon, deliberately appears too big. The masculine-feminine balance is also translated by the pairing of an oversize hooded parka in khaki coloured nylon with a co-ordinating lurex dress.

Black and white stripes, the veritable backbone of the collection, decorate a pleated tank-top with large stripes, which is then mixed with a leopard print to create a real trompe-l’œil effect.

The star of any Rykiel collection, knitwear is plain, striped, and even accessorised with multicoloured butterflies, in a shirt front or a brooch, for a jewel effect.

The polka dot print is soft, like lights on a foggy evening, it dresses up a shirt dress in black and red cotton voile and silk. For evening, as the ultimate nod to Warhol style pop-art, sequins shine on a jumpsuit or a mini-dress with crossing straps on the back.

I for one love the collection, you?

Images courtesy of Sonia Rykiel via Havas PR Middle East

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