Sonia Rykiel X  Lancome

Sonia Rykiel X Lancome

 Parisian powerhouse Sonia Rykiel collaborates with Lancôme for new beauty collection

Luxury French cosmetics brand Lancôme has partnered with revered designer Sonia Rykiel on a limited-edition makeup line that combines the essence of French glamour with playful modernism. For SS16 Sonia Rykiel incorporated splashes of multicolour, sequins and graphic stripes into her collection. She drew inspiration from Saint-Germain-des-Prés, home to contemporary art galleries, independent bookshops and boutiques and the musicians and poets that frequent them.

In tribute to this bohemian ideal the Lancôme X Sonia Rykiel makeup range will take its cue from artists Picasso and Matisse, using a tonal palette of seasonal colours to reflect the free-spirited Paris district.

 "Sonia Rykiel is the ultimate incarnation of a certain idea of the Parisian. A woman who cultivates her joyfully emancipated freedom and refuses the imposed choice of depth or lightness, a woman who is simultaneously seductive and in love," said Françoise Lehmann, Managing Director of Lancôme International. "It is the 'Saint-Germain spirit', the idea of happiness in one's own image, actively constructed every day."

The collection will be available to buy from August.

  • Words: Rebecca Parker