The queen of knitwear stayed true to her roots with a cosy collection of light and heavy knits, worn head-to-toe in a series of muted colours. Monochrome, nude and peach tones were seen in tailored ensembles that were office appropriate but infused with a casual Scandinavian sensibility, hair still wet from the shower and ski-ready hair band.
Knitted pencil skirts and ankle-swinging trousers were teamed with layered shirts and oversized jackets, sometimes smartened with thin black belts and sometimes left loose and voluminous. Some of the strongest ensembles had a suiting feel with a tweed effect in shades of orange, peach and cream, while more feminine looks featured ruffles, ruched waists, embroidered chiffon and relaxed midi lengths.
For evening, a darker colour palette of black and jade was used in simple shapes with exaggerated pleats and oversized Art Deco jewellery. A colour-pop red striped shirtdress deviated from the theme, with a slim silhouette and refreshing lack of fuss.
With Sonia Rykiel’s daughter Nathalie now taking the reins, it looks as though Rykiel’s Scandinavian style will be staying strong in coming seasons.