May 1968: Flame-haired and fearlessly independent, Sonia Rykiel shaped the look of women”s liberation. Highlighting the silhouette rather than hiding it, her close-fitting designs and distinctive stripes earned her the title of “Queen Of Knitwear” from Women’s Wear Daily.
From the moment she opened her first store on the Left Bank, women in Paris and around the globe wanted to be a part of her sensual and intellectual world. A world where style is essentially a lifestyle. Where a comfy “poor boy” sweater and pants feel as glamorous as velvet, glitter, and sequins.
Operating across ready-to-wear, bags, footwear, accessories, and kids, and having garnered strong notoriety internationally, the House continues to embody a fierce sense of female empowerment and a non-conformist attitude to fashion.