Sonia Rykiel knows a thing or two about the '80s,
so it came as no surprise that she managed to play up
fashion's current infatuation with fluorescent colors,
tight knits, minidresses and anything Fiorucci.
Rykiel managed to show well over 100 looks and make them all
seem breezy, easy and fun. Gaggles of girls pranced
onstage in groups in sleek black bathing suits with
metal rings, body-hugging acid yellow, pink, blue and
green tube dresses, and the season's requisite bias
jerseys in vivid prints. Several very grown-up black
dresses and suits with multiple golden zippers added a
fetishistic touch to the collection.
Rykiel embraced the favorable fashion moment and showed why she is considered a true fashion icon. Very few designers have proved to have such staying powerand even fewer have as much fun designing as she does.