Having been purchased by Eric and Michaël Dayan in 2019, the Sonia Rykiel brand is set to change hands again, joining the portfolio of American fashion group G-III Apparel, owner of labels including Donna Karan.
Carven’s ex-creative director has launched his own shoes and sunglasses brand with Émilie Faure, a former journalist with Le Figaro. The first collection will be unveiled in October at Paris Fashion Week.
France has long had an obsession with American ideas and icons, and enjoyed and profited from re-imagining them with a Gallic touch. The latest is Shiloh Heritage - a marriage of Texas and the Camargue.
Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.