The 70s have never been so playfully glossy and desirably urban, than today, with Geraldo da Conceicao, presenting Sonia Rykiel's Spring 2014 show in Paris.
Lighthearted as always, perched on golden comma-heels and sporting bejeweled rain hats, the models stepped on the runway, introducing to this season's omnipresent play with argyle, whorl, and flowery patterns, and the seek for an elongated, casual fit, and a below-the-knee length.
While colors remained tame – da Conceicao opted mostly for light gray, nude hues, and shimmery burgundy – a few splashes of sky blue, sorbet yellow, and coral pink, could be spotted on the trims and patterns of long tank tops and pencil skirts. Iridescent, wool lurex boleros – worn with an asymmetrical twist – adorned with chunky brooches, as well as long, fluffy cardigans, were particularly desirable outerwear. A row of glossy wrap-over dresses, with contrasted belts, also made quite an impression.
Then, a nude monochrome, business lady ensemble – consisting of calf-length, flared pants, worn with an oversize top, and a sharp blazer jacket – saved the collection from looking too precious. This cannot be said of the candy-colored, cheeky fur stolas, that didn't give any added value to the collection. However, cheeky is not only a description for Sonia Rykiel, it is part of the brand's style inventory, and of Rykiel's rive gauche attitude. Thus, it was obvious that da Conceicao had to interpret this trademark cheekiness once again.