Iconoclastic French knitwear designer Sonia Rykiel's label went from being a small family store on the left bank in the '60s to a 21st century global brand by always designing for the kind of women (and men) who wanted to live life as she did—chic and stylish without being stuffy. She will be remembered for two major fashion contributions—the poorboy sweater and soft knit maternity wear that hugged the torso rather than hiding it under a tent. The poorboy design—ribbed pullover sweaters with high armholes that made shoulders seem smaller and torsos narrower—was a fad adopted by style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy before becoming a mass market classic.
Categories: Fashion Knitwear Design, Fashion, Designer
Kate Gabrieli (pictured, right) graduated with a Professional Designation Degree in Fashion Knitwear Design. "I took a Textile Design class with Anne Bennion, Chairperson of FIDM's Fashion Knitwear Design, Textile Design, and Design programs, for fun since I … Read More