New Artistic Director for Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel’s Fresh Face

In 1968, Sonia Rykiel founded her own label ground­ing the brand with a col­lec­tion of fit­ted knit dresses and designs for pre­grant women. The designer was quickly bap­tized as the queen of knitwear. Her sig­na­ture; heavy hems and lin­ings on her designed with a mix­ture of black, stripes and rhine­stones. Her daugh­ter Nathalie Rykiel soon took over in 1995 as cre­ative direc­tor and handed the torch to April Critchon in Sep­tem­ber of 2011. A short year later, Ger­aldo da Con­ce­ico took her place in 2012.

Now, the French brand has revealed Julie de Libran will be tak­ing the reins of Rykiel’s women’s wear direc­tion. The house is now ready to accel­er­ate the inter­na­tional devel­op­ment of the brand and Libran is the per­fect fit. As for­mer right hand of Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuit­ton, and for­mer design direc­tor for Prada’s women’s ready-to-wear col­lec­tions, Libran will present her first col­lec­tion at Paris Fash­ion Week Spring/Summer 2015 in September.

SONIA RYKIEL” Fash­ion Show Spring Sum­mer 2014

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