In a season of absolutely massive sweaters, Sonia Rykiel proved that she can still knit and purl with the best of them. Her cardigan coats weren't made with the biggest needles of the seasonas of now, that distinction belongs to Giles Deaconbut they were draped, tucked, and puckered more playfully than all the rest. In fact, the flowering necklines, ruffling lapels, and boxy pleats at the hips will make them challenging for all but the most willowy of sweater girls, so the designer applied similar motifs to candy-colored dresses in tulle and silk charmeuse.
It wasn't all soft and sweet, though. Rykiel also had the season's sexy peaked-shoulder jacket and pencil skirt. And she injected a touch of the garçon, with high-waisted wide-leg suspender pants worn over sheer gauzy tanks. Then, for the finale, she sent out every one of her girls in Mongolian lamb coats, colored hot shades of neon with contrasting holographic belts. These, of course, are one of the season's big trends, but they're also a Rykiel signature, and they made for an upbeat ending to a feel-good show.