Born out of Sonia Rykiel’s frustration at not being able to find a sweater to suit her silhouette, the short-bodied, long-sleeved Poor Boy sweater has since become synonymous with the Parisian fashion house. Now reinvented for 2013 by new artistic director Geraldo da Conceicao, the modern Poor Boy features chevron and zigzag patterns, bold colours and unique stitching, bringing a sexy, pop-inspired feel to knitwear this autumn/winter. Pick up a classic piece of Parisian fashion history without stepping foot in France by heading to the Sonia Rykiel concession at La Rinascente.
Sonia Rykiel Poor Boy sweater, from €690
La Rinascente, Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Florence, +39 05 521 9113