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Clever Couture: Sonia Rykiel from catwalk to high street

Niamh o'rourke

Published 25/03/2011 | 05:00

T-shirt,€21,andespadrillepump,€51,both
fromNext; Sateencottonshorts,€70 at French
Connection
T-shirt,€21,andespadrillepump,€51,both fromNext; Sateencottonshorts,€70 at French Connection

If you're looking for a new way to wear nude shades, Sonia Rykiel's Spring Summer show had oodles of inspiration.

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She intermingled the classic neutral shade with a multitude of mulshy hues from cinnamon and coral to calamine pink and mustard. It worked a treat.

Bauhaus-style blocks of colour on body con knits as well as her signature bows and stripes prettified the palette.

Stacked espadrilles elongated legs while black, wide-brim hats finished with tassels and beads doubled up as statement neckpieces.

This stripe tee from Next is perfectly in keeping with Rykiel's colour chart and the French Connection softly tailored shorts come complete with a bow belt.

As for the shoes, heels can often look too groomed with shorts, but the espadrille sole gives a dressed-down feel to the patent finish.



  • T-shirt, €21, and espadrille pump, €51, both from Next, 68 Grafton Street, Dublin 2 and branches. Tel: 01-679 3300.
  • Sateen cotton shorts, €70 at French Connection, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2 and branches. Tel: 01-670 8199.


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