Sonia Rykiel taps Scottish designer Crichton

30th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Sonia Rykiel fashion house Friday announced that Scottish designer April Crichton is to take over as style director for its ready-to-wear lines, a day before showcasing its new Spring look in Paris.

Crichton, who trained at London's Central Saint Martin's School of Art, worked closely alongside the house's founder, including on the launch of the house's second line "Sonia by Sonia Rykiel".

She will be at the Sonia Rykiel show Saturday in Paris along with the creator's daughter Nathalie Rykiel, who is both head of the fashion house and its current style director.

One of France's last independent luxury houses, Sonia Rykiel last year turned over 90 million euros, of which 55 million were abroad. Ready-to-wear accounts for 70 percent of its turnover.

© 2011 AFP

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