Sonia Rykiel Spring 2012: Sporty, Sunny '20s
April Crichton, the newly named creative director for Sonia Rykiel, presented her first collection for the label yesterday along a very very long canary yellow runway painted on the floor of the massive Halle Freyssinet. It was hard not to smile as the sporty '20s-inspired pleated skirts, menswear pants, and classic Rykiel stripey knits came down the runway. Even the models smiled, too, as their hair, pulled back with oversized barrets, bounced in step. That sunny, bright yellow was prevalent on the dresses as well as the runway, sealing yellow's fate as the color for spring.