Following the company's liquidation, the Sonia Rykiel brand was put up for auction. FashionNetwork has learnt that it is brothers Eric and Michael Dayan, two of Showroomprivé's founders, that have purchased the label.
The French label went into liquidation in July, and has been gradually dismantled. It may still rise from the ashes though, and a ruling on the bids for its trademark rights and archives will be made in mid-December.
The showrooms that took place on the sidelines of the recent Paris Fashion Week introduced a new generation of designers to buyers and the press. FashionNetwork.com takes a look at some of the stand-out brands.
A study by French financial information specialist Ellisphere found that 1,758 textile and apparel companies went into receivership or were liquidated in France in 2018, out of a total of 113,262 registered businesses.
The Paris trade court decided to postpone the deadline for submission of offers to acquire the brand until July 18 in order to “give all parties the chance to file” following several withdrawals from applicants.
On Monday, the staff of Parisian label Sonia Rykiel, currently in receivership, voiced their fears for the future, while the Paris trade court is set to rule in July on a still mysterious potential buyer.
French designer Julie de Libran, the former creative director of Sonia Rykiel, has chosen June 30 2019, right in the middle of the Paris Haute Couture week, as the launch date for her women’s ready-to-wear label.