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New Sonia Rykiel collection to honor French brand's founder

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Mar 1, 2017

Sonia Rykiel is paying homage to its iconic founder with a new 13-piece capsule collection.

Sonya Rykiel in Paris on March 21, 1984.©AFP PHOTO



The brand is launching 'Rykiel Forever' to celebrate the colorful knitwear pieces that designer Sonia Rykiel made her name creating, WWD reports.

Rykiel, who passed away last August at the age of 86, was known in particular for her sweatshirts, which were often adorned with her signature colorful stripes.

The collection will include an updated version of Rykiel's famous 1962 "poor boy" sweatshirt, a cardigan with its own scarf, a caped twinset, and a dress with a parachute lining. It will be fabricated in collaboration with Italian manufacturer Maglificio Miles.

The news is the second big adjustment the brand has made over the last few months -- in October 2016, it announced plans to close the 'Sonia by Sonia Rykiel' diffusion line as part of a plan to reposition its flagship brand.

The 'Rykiel Forever' collection will launch on March 15, priced from $185 to $1,600.
 

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