The name of Sonia Rykiel is one that is synonymous with daring modern elegance and style. Making her name in the boom of 1960s fashion and artistry, Rykiel’s new knitwear and design techniques led to her being dubbed ‘the Queen of knits’. Her label was founded in 1968 following the launch of her first shop in Paris.
It was in 1962 that Rykiel landed on the idea that would really make her name. During her pregnancy she worked with an Italian clothing manufacturer to create a dress and top. Featuring loosely cut arm holes and a shaped body main, the so-called ‘poor boy sweater’ was fashioned.
The sweater was a huge success, gaining strong publicity on the cover of Elle Magazine in France. It’s also said that the Hollywood actor Audrey Hepburn purchased 14 of the sweater in different colours. Rykiel also introduced the application of seams on the outside of garments, slogans on tops, and unfinished hems.
Here at Dotmaison we’re delighted to have a collection of Sonia Rykiel and the company’s take on homeware. The following are beautiful examples of the designer’s exciting and adventurous style.
Looking for bedding that is both beautiful and evocative of modern sophistication? The above collection of Bold Stripes Bedding by Sonia Rykiel is a dynamic presentation of pillowcases and duvet covers. The thick horizontals in solid colours of rose pink, blue and black create a wonderful feeling of space and chic luxury.
The feel and comfort of the material is also of a premium standard, benefiting from 100% cotton sateen and a high thread count. The bedding beautifully makes a fantastic statement of eternal cool and effortless class.
The Hommage Bedding also makes use of brilliant stripes to display a stylish selection of duvets and pillowcases. The multicolored pastern of thin horizontal stripes brings a wide spectrum of colours and tones into the bedroom. Perfect for providing a new look to the bedroom, the premium quality covers and pillowcases are further evidence of the label’s expertise with style and comfort.
The Hommage pattern is also used to great effect on the Hommage Towels. The collection provides differently sized towels all composed of a premium quality cotton. The bold stripes provide a brilliant invigorating and energetic look perfect for drying off in style.
Towels are also available in the Bold Stripes pattern. The collection of 100% cotton towels offers a superb level of softness and comfort ideal for wrapping up in after a soak in the bath or a morning shower. Bringing the luxury and style that has helped to define Sonia Rykiel’s work since the 1960s, the towels are another winning design in the label’s captivating output.
Robert Monk December 12th, 2018