The Rise of the Pom Pom
Playful - it's often used in fashion to describe anything that’s a bit outside the box or a less ‘serious’ aesthetic. But make no mistake, playful is important. It hints at the spontaneous, the fun, the uninhibited. The light side of life.
And what’s more playful than a soft, bouncy pompom? Although it’s been used for all kinds of décor, a well-made bobble can be powerfully playful and luxurious when it comes to style. It’s no wonder that pom-poms have been used in our Autumn/Winter 2015 collection and also by designers and style-savvy editors to add a bold sense of flourish to a look. Here's a brief history...
On accessories and footwear, from Ulyana Sergeenko's poofy handbags to bobbles on shoes including those of Brian Atwood and Caroline Issa for LK Bennett.
On headbands, including Sonya Rykiel, Diane von Furstenberg and Aurelio Costarella.
Fashion editor Mira Duma has made a signature look out of adding a single furry pom pom to her ensembles.
And leave it to Christian Louboutin to add pom poms to a thigh-high stiletto boot - optimal snazz.
Here at C&P, even the most conservative of us have fallen for the pom-pom. Textured and festive, it's happy-chic personified. In sweater form. You know what we mean.
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AS SEEN IN VOGUE...
Our Pom Pom Sweater was featured in British Vogue's October issue.
Images: vogue.com, whowhatwear.com