Paris in the seventies—romantic, rebellious and always fashionably chic, was a mix of sophisticated smart elegance and a free-spirited boho wanderlust. It was a transitional time much like the changing of the seasons when we transition from one way of living to another. And Sonia Rykiel’s pre-collection for spring 2017 embraces this duality with the same sense of elegance, grace and restless adventure. Smart tweed suits of black and white checks were equally at home with peasant shirts and broomstick tiered dresses.
Belts are big and command attention in a quiet nod to the eighties
Long A-line coats play well with poet sleeved tops and swingy off the shoulder frocks. Belts are big and command attention in a quiet nod to the eighties. And trousers are lose and flowing, wether paired with gauzy casual blouses or more formal button downs and reflect the kinetic vibe of the collection. And many of the looks feature Roma inspired beautiful takes on the traditional bandanna and they can be seen with everything from the traditional suits and off the shoulder dresses to the less conventional cropped jacket ensemble. Throw in a leopard print sheath dress, a side split knit skirt, and a fabulous studded bag or two and you have one eclectic, romantic collection that is at once sensual and smart. To see more from this collection head to SoniaRykiel.com