“I believe in the women of Saint-Germain – I  am one of them. In this collection, I wanted to pay homage to the lyricism of everyday life in this Parisian neighbourhood, to the streets so related to Sonia Rykiel herself”. Julie de Libran’s words expressed love and recognition but also joy and freedom, which translated into clothes that must first and foremost be useful and versatile and made to last. Shopping bags provided the inspiration for fringed macramé knits, skirts and dresses, colourfully striped pieces recalled market stall awnings, while trouser suits with belted jackets, slashed sleeves and big pockets looked as though they had been hastily borrowed from menswear. The lingerie teamed with technical outerwear and extra-long trenches seemed to convey a slightly ruffled, early-morning look. The accessories also played with the street theme, with recycled stall awnings used to make some of the bags.