After the emotional farewell to the house founder last spring, Julie de Libran has had to settle into life post-Sonia Rykiel. She's now grappling with identity and legacy, where hers meets Rykiel's and, hopefully, co-exist creatively and successfully. The key to a Rykiel collection is the joie de vivre and playful thumbing of the nose wrapped in clothes that real women want to wear, which de Libran delivered.  

After the emotional farewell to the house founder last spring, Julie de Libran has had to settle into life post-Sonia Rykiel. She's now grappling with identity and legacy, where hers meets Rykiel's and, hopefully, co-exist creatively and successfully. The key to a Rykiel collection is the joie de vivre and playful thumbing of the nose wrapped in clothes that real women want to wear, which de Libran delivered.

The colorful free spirited work of French artist Niki de Saint Phalle inspired de Libran's more vibrant moments and perhaps the exaggerated silhouettes, too. Primary red and blue stood out against ivory, khaki, black and other earthy tones. 

The colorful free spirited work of French artist Niki de Saint Phalle inspired de Libran's more vibrant moments and perhaps the exaggerated silhouettes, too. Primary red and blue stood out against ivory, khaki, black and other earthy tones. 

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

 It's hard to cover all the ideas Abe crammed into the runway, but suffice it to say, there was something for everyone—florals, checks, lace, knits, puffers, furs, tweed, sailor stripes, sweatshirts, asymmetric skirts, jean jackets. It was as if she picked her favorite parts of her wardrobe and put them together. Like an old denim skirt from high school with a lacy slip beneath, paired with a half fur-half nylon puffer jacket. 

 It's hard to cover all the ideas Abe crammed into the runway, but suffice it to say, there was something for everyone—florals, checks, lace, knits, puffers, furs, tweed, sailor stripes, sweatshirts, asymmetric skirts, jean jackets. It was as if she picked her favorite parts of her wardrobe and put them together. Like an old denim skirt from high school with a lacy slip beneath, paired with a half fur-half nylon puffer jacket. 

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Abe's fall Sacai collection carried much of the double-edged ideas she loves—pitting two diverse ideas against each other, like masculine and feminine, soft and hard, military and lady. But this time she also just spliced two good ideas together in some cases. Like streetwear and athleisure, of course rendered in the most luxurious materials. Zipped tennis sweaters were covered in knit fringe and  paired with extra large parachute pants in a tender print with zips slashing hor...

Abe's fall Sacai collection carried much of the double-edged ideas she loves—pitting two diverse ideas against each other, like masculine and feminine, soft and hard, military and lady. But this time she also just spliced two good ideas together in some cases. Like streetwear and athleisure, of course rendered in the most luxurious materials. Zipped tennis sweaters were covered in knit fringe and paired with extra large parachute pants in a tender print with zips slashing hor...

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos - Vogue

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