Sonia Rykiel’s claim on the Left Bank Parisian and her je ne sais quoi extends to this contemporary range, whose pre-fall lineup takes on a less thrown-together, more sophisticated style.

The design team turned out three broadly interpreted groupings: abstracted tuxedo dressing, pepped-up army fatigues and playful takes on what’s considered “bad taste” — as in loud jewelry prints and gaudy embroideries. Unifying it all were defined waists and an offhand approach to luxury, as in a striped leather perfecto propped on the shoulders.

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