Named “Urban Poetry,” the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Resort 2015 collection offered city ease with a subversive edge. Shot on Paris’ Left Bank, the setting captured the raw yet romantic vibe of the collection. French classics such as the trench coat and the knit skirt-set got reworked in, respectively, an aggressive, leopard-print nylon and deconstructed ruffles.

Pops of cherry red invigorated the mostly pastel palette, as did the line’s beloved kitschy sweaters, this season bedecked with phrases such as “Are You Dreaming?” Basic pants and blouses were done in crinkled cotton and a daisy-printed silk, while a range of sweats were accented with cozy chenille. Relaxed cardigans belted insouciantly over bare skin—or “nue sous mon pull,” as Lola Rykiel described it—revealed the sensual side of the diffusion line.

Sparkly flatforms finished off the look. The fun footwear exemplified how even if the Sonia by Sonia girl is going for a more elevated look now, she will never take herself too seriously.