Remembering Sonia Rykiel—With Rainbow Striped Sweaters, Obvs

The memory of this iconic French fashion designer lives on in our hearts AND our closets

The news of the passing of the Queen of Knitwear, Sonia Rykiel, hit social media early this morning, leaving the fashion world to reflect back on the 86-year-old’s indisputable impact. By ushering in an era of eye-catching patterns and relaxed, comfortable clothing, Sonia was instrumental in shaping women’s fashion. We’ll remember her for her quotable commentary on the world of fashion, her distinct frizzy red bob—and of course, her infamous horizontally-striped sweaters. Be sure to don one of the knits we’ve rounded up here as an homage to the rainbow colours synonymous with the Queen herself!


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