Sonia Rykiel

Following the flame

Sonia Rykiel's new creative director featured knits in his premiere at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: AFP

Fiery designer Sonia Rykiel revolutionised the fashion world in more ways than one when she appeared on the Parisian scene in the 1960s.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 10:33am

Out shopping

Leather pleasure

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Attention grabbers

The Duchess of Cambridge's attachment to her navy Anya Hindmarch Marano bag highlights the growing popularity of neat box clutches for formal occasions. This sophisticated accessory is the perfect complement for cocktail dresses and this season's trend for ladylike looks.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Risque business

'Rykiel has a very precise identity everywhere that I go,' says Nathalie Rykiel in her accented English. 'It's not just French elegance or Parisian elegance, or Left Bank elegance. It's really the elegance of Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Stripes have never gone out of fashion: they are classic, perpetually hip and somehow effortlessly chic.

Although horizontal stripes have been given a bad name, this is in fact a bit of a myth. As is the belief that vertical stripes are flattering (not true). Horizontal stripes can be extremely flattering - the trick is in the thickness of the stripe.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Style bites

Sonia Rykiel spreads her wings

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel has opened a 290sqft retail space in Kowloon. Located within the I.T shop, the area (right) is furnished with European fittings and mirrors. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Shop LG2-02, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, tel: 2265 7110

Lulu opens in Kowloon

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Summer sales

Look for an extensive range of sale merchandise for men and women from designers such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Jovovich-Hawk, Earnest Sewn and more. Shop for summer clothing, accessories and footwear.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


Forget shoes and handbags - the accessories you need this season draw attention to the face and hair. Opt for Prada's must-have turbans or adorn yourself with glittering costume jewellery.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Shine On

Put some sparkle into your life. Just don't add it all at once.

Deux Bracelets by Hermes Enquiries: 2522 6229

Clutch by Judith Leiber from Lane Crawford HK$27,900

b.bis bag by Fendi HK$10,800

Brooch by Sonia Rykiel from The Swank HK$2,295

Silver Rain perfume in a Swarovski crystal bottle by La Prairie HK$20,000

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Hot stuff

Sizzle on the beach this summer in sexy bikinis or one-piece suits carefully accessorised with hats, belts and jangling bangles.

That page: two-piece swimsuit ($9,200), shoes ($7,000) and resin bangles ($8,100 for a set) from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central. Vintage belt by Sonia Rykiel, stylist's own.

9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


On style, she rules

I saw a celebrity wearing gold eye-liner and no eye-shadow. She had applied only a little and it looked really cool. Where can I buy some?

Karat in Stick, Chi Fu

20 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Sales itch

Good news: some of winter's winning items will still be hot for spring. Get your wardrobe shipshape for the new season with smart shopping at the sales. Start with a little research on the spring-summer catwalk trends (right), then try some clever editing. Isabelle-Marie Creac'h gives you a head start with pointers to a few must-buys



29 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Under cover

Warm up this winter in tailored coats with head-turning details such as funky belts, prints or sequined trims.

That page: belted woollen coat ($18,850), chiffon floral blouse ($5,790) and nylon satchel bag ($3,100) from Chloe, Pacific Place, Admiralty. Felt cap ($695) and chiffon skirt ($8,395) from Sonia Rykiel, The Landmark, Central.

28 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Sonia Rykiel

Who? Sonia Rykiel's rainbow-striped sweaters and sensual, body-hugging garments studded with rhinestones have made her the grande dame of knitwear since her debut collection in 1962. She deviated from the norm by making sweaters featuring inside-out seams and dresses without hems, and her 'demode' (de-fashion) philosophy encouraged women to adapt fashion to their own requirements.

9 May 2004 - 12:00am

On Style, she rules

I'm bored with all the pinks that seem to be in fashion and thought I'd be different. Where can I buy clothes in yellow?

Mellow Yellow, Discovery Bay

7 Mar 2004 - 12:00am