Lancôme announces make-up collaboration with Sonia Rykiel

Limited edition collection will be available from August this year

Julie de Libran ©David Bailey for Sonia Rykiel

Lancôme has revealed plans to launch a limited edition make-up collection with French fashion house Sonia Rykiel.

The two houses have designed a range due to launch in August that is said to be “resolutely joyful with genuine freedom of tone inspired by the spirit of Sain-Germain-des-Prés, the birthplace of the Rykiel fashion house”.

Julie de Libran, Artistic Director of Sonia Rykiel, said: “In Lancôme I see the free and joyful Rykiel woman who makes her own choices. A beauty that is sometimes natural, sometimes sophisticated but never subjected to diktats. Our two houses share a modern vision of femininity which, I believe, is tangible for today’s women.”

Meanwhile, Françoise Lehmann, Managing Director of Lancôme International, added: “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. It is the ‘Saint-Germain spirit’, the idea of happiness in one’s own image, actively constructed every day.”