May 14th, 2014
News Flash

Julie de Libran to Rykiel

Julie de Libran to Rykiel

Julie de Libran, former Louis Vuitton designer under Marc Jacobs, has been named artistic director at Sonia Rykiel. A KiC favorite, de Libran designed the resort (remember the fab denim and clogs?) and pre-fall collections for Vuitton. Raised in Paris and California, the designer told WWD that she’s inspired by her mother’s 70s wardrobe of YSL, Kenzo, and Rykiel. Her first show for the house will be in September and I predict that we will all be wearing Sonia Rykiel come next spring.

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MARC JACOBS

Cropped denim jacket with faux fur

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Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy blazer

PRADA

Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy skirt

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Faux shearling-lined cotton-corduroy jacket

GIANVITO ROSSI

Fona boucle-knit over-the-knee sock boots

VANESSA SEWARD

Earl Shearling-trimmed suede jacket

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Cassidy printed silk-satin midi shirt dress

MR & MRS ITALY

Shearling-lined cotton-canvas parka

THEORY

Genie wool-blend flannel straight-leg pants

HARRIS WHARF LONDON

Wool-felt coat

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The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan

ISABEL MARANT

Telima quilted-velvet jacket

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  • I’m very excited to see this. I’ve always loved vintage Rykiel and am curious if what she does will place a new spin on knits. My mother wore a lot of Rykiel in the 70’s also and the pieces were so easy to wear. They would be great with denim today.

    JenniferMay 15th, 2014  7:50 AM

     
  • I bought the most gorgeous Rykiel blazer in 1989 for my first job as an interior designer after graduating from university. It was cropped at the waist and very fitted – just gorgeous – I wore it until it fell apart! It will be interesting to see how Julie de Libran reinvents things!

    Sue TothMay 15th, 2014  9:50 AM

     
  • This is very exciting news, she has inimitable style.

    SueMMay 15th, 2014  10:14 AM

     

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