All the bags by Sonia Rykiel are very individually composed! Made of leather or nylon, elegant or daringly impulsive, each of the Sonia Rykiel Handbags, Tote Bags and Backpacks reflects the temperament of the French designer, known as the Queen of the knits. Especially the coloured stripe patterns that highlight her bags are an reminder of the former knit patterns of Sonia Rykiel's fashion and make them an absolute eye-catcher.
Sonia Rykiel bags stand for freedom and living one's own style!
Trying to compare Sonia Rykiel with another designer is pointless, because the namesake of the French label has always been outside of any category. The Sonia Rykiel bags collections consisting of high-quality leather bags, lightweight nylon bags or colorful shoulder bags is designed for women who want to live out and show an eccentric, seductive and very personal style. Sonia Rykie's fashion and bag creations fully underline this urge for self-realization and freedom. Especially stripes and bold, yet sparingly used colors are often repeated with Sonia Rykiel bags. But who thinks of stripes as a subtle decoration pattern is completely on the wrong track! These multi-colored lines highlight also handbags and totes with rather straight styles. When wearing a Sonia Rykiel handbag the fashion label is either imprinted or placed as the abbreviation SR in capital letters on the front, which can often be seen on the nylon bags. Sonia Rykiel bags are thereby very distinct. Of course, one can also chose from a wide selection of elegant Handbags, Totes and Small Leather Goods as well as clutches within the Sonia Rykiel range, without missing this little bit of extra excitement which makes this brand so unique. With a Sonia Rykiel you can be sure not just to buy a bag, but a cult object, whose funky designs and great tradition have been passed on, for over 40 years now, in the fashion world.
An icon with great visions: The Story of Sonia Rykiel Bags
The label Sonia Rykiel was born literally as she started with the design of comfortable maternity clothes that she designed mainly for herself. Women are supposed to feel comfortable and to move freely in her designs instead of tying themselves to a certain fashion. Sonia Rykiel used the term la démodé, a combination of deconstruction and mode (fashion). The visionary style of Sonia Rykiel broke every norm from the very beginning! Many creations reflected Sonia Rykiel's fondness in the art of knitting and were soon sold in Parisian boutiques before she started her own label in 1968. Soon, she was named Queen of Knitting, however, the bags of Sonia Rykiel leave out this decorative element. A remnant of the original knitwear are her well known stripe patterns which can be found on many of the Sonia Rykiel bags, handbags, shoulder bags and totes. Sonia Rykiel designs deliberately oppose against the established system of haute couture – apparently with success. She was influenced by her time in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a neighborhood of artists and philosophers in Paris, where Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir lived. The label Sonia Rykiel is a family affair, besides the designer herself there are her daughter Nathalie and her daughter Lola working actively for the cult brand’s success.