Monday, 28 September 2009

Designer Highlight - Sonia Rykiel

Source: style.com

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).

23 comments:

AlicePleasance said...

I heard of it today too and it sounds so great!

The snowglobe is fantastic!!!

Dream Sequins said...

Ooh I'm excited about this one! :)

yiqin; said...

THat thing is so cute!!

MargieF said...

Sooo excited!
Im really loving H&M at the moment but this is going to make me actually wet myself lol!
MargieF
xxx

Kashaya said...

Also heard of that today, really excited about this one.=)

La Couturier said...

sonia rykiel most definitely epitomizes what we all love about london fashion (:

bisous, xx

Rosie Unknown said...

I am so excited! I hope it comes to H&M over here.

Etrapar said...

that snow globe is awesome ^.^
kisses

*Valentine* said...

YAY for Sonia Rykiel!!!

Can't wait can't wait can't wait! (hope I won't be disappointed....sometimes the clothes she creates can be really weird ^^)

mwaaaaah*

a mouse said...

oooooooooh love love love
i am so excited about this year
its hard to keep up!
xoxo ♥ xoxo

Kristin said...

I've always loved snowglobes. Who knew there would be one for the fashionistas?

allthingsnyc said...

ack! i want this snow globes! i collect snow globes for my mom! :)

Elise said...

Great post - thank you ! Love your blog

Pink Links said...

I love the colors of that coat!

Elaine said...

That's so cool!!! I don't have an H&M near me either so I'm bummed.... :(

claire eloise said...

ahh the snowglobe is adorable! x

Nubia said...

I heard of the collection I'm excited. Hope I could get something

www.Nubiasnonsense.com

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I'm excited too! I hope it lands at the H&M near me.

Stéphanie said...

So excited !
http://mimietnini.canalblog.com/

kat said...

Hi P
I just used my 20% off at Asos to try some Sonia by Sonua Rykiel. I didn't keep the bow t shirt but kept a bright scarf. I also picked up a purple n black cami of hers in their sale for £26. Have to Love are stocking her now so you never know that sale bargain might come along xx

CC said...

I adore Sonia R. Her collections are always so much fun and completely crazy. Great post! :)

Xx

dapper kid said...

Sounds like it should be an amazing collaboration. I'm just waiting to try on the Jil Sander for Uniqlo stuff! Ooh and what a cute snow globe. Hope you're having a lovely day dear :)

Michael said...

Delicious. Rykiel will never hit out H&M's :(. Probably Toronto and that's it!