I am so excited to read today in Vogue that the latest H&M collaboration is to be a Sonia Rykiel lingerie and knitwear collection. Sonia epitomises French chic and is one of my wish-list designers if I could only either afford her clothes or if they were to be stocked in a store near to me - maybe then I could pick up on a lucky sale buy.
The lingerie range is due autumn/winter 2009-2010 and the knitwear collection for spring/summer 2010 is due February. The knitwear and accessories for women and girls are to be available in 1500 H&M stores nationwide.
"It is a hallmark of Sonia Rykiel to think of all women because fashion is about a certain spirit more than a question of means," Nathalie Rykiel, president and artistic director the family-owned business said. "This collaboration fits perfectly with our philosophy. The Sonia Rykiel pour H&M lingerie collection is the ideal way to offer the essence of Rykiel to a great number of women around the world, and a beautiful way to close the year. The knitwear collection is perfect for welcoming a colourful new season."
This certainly makes the likelihood of acquiring one of her pieces more possible, if only they will be stocked in my local H&M. I am not holding out too much hope as the Comme range was not stocked anywhere in the North East of England. Maybe it will be worth travelling... I need to see what the range looks like before deciding.
In the meantime, I also spotted this Sonia Rykiel snow globe - I love these, they are so whimsical and child-like - being a designer version makes them all the more special. The little figurine is even clothed in autumn/winter 2008-2009 knitwear. Retailing for £94, the Sonia Rykiel Boule de Noel snow globe will be available for the perfect Christmas gift (020 74935355 for information).