End of the line for French fashion house Sonia Rykiel

The eponymous womens' clothing brand created by the late French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, and which first found success with its casual, striped knitware in the 1960s, has been placed in liquidation after no buyer was found for the debt-burdened firm.

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The French fashion brand Sonia Rykiel, founded by the legendary designer best known for her stripy knits, will liquidate operations effective immediately, reports Business of Fashion.