Who would have thought it, but the star of the new collection by Julie de Libran for Sonia Rykiel was the oyster with its many qualities. Its tough shell came in the form of a big gold fastener in the first look, a solid-shouldered blazer in black and white gingham, and then appeared as a print on the fluid silk kaftans in the finale. Its mother-of-pearl sheen was recalled on the silky or sequinned surfaces of the evening looks, while the precious pearl was a constant decorative motif on knitwear and dresses. Fresh and summery, the collection also featured some beachwear, such as sundresses, swimsuits and little jumpsuits, sailor stripes and lots of knitwear, as per the brand’s tradition.