The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2015 collection takes on a less thrown-together, more sophisticated style through her claim on the Left Bank Parisian and her je ne sais quoi aesthetic.
The design team turned out three broadly interpreted groupings: abstracted tuxedo dressing, pepped-up army fatigues and playful takes on what’s considered “bad taste” through loud jewelry prints and gaudy embroideries. Unifying it all are defined waists and an offhand approach to luxury, as in a striped leather perfecto propped on the shoulders.
This season, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel features the emphatically fake crocodile shoes and belts, a trompe l’oeil print of dozens of twinkling paste diamonds, and the hot pink leopard numbers. Patched-together black-and-white leather pants and jackets were particularly great-looking.