This fall season, Nikki decided to add a new pattern that would pair well and distinguish itself from our iconic stripes. We’ve worked with checks, gingham, and florals, and now Nikki included a new abstract design: polka dots! Polka dots seemed like the natural progression, and it just so happens to be the trend of the season. With sweaters, silk sets, and accessories, KULE is on the dot.
Like stripes, polka dots have a long history of being worn by style icons. During the 1950s, names like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor were part of the polka dot club. Christian Dior used polka dots in its 1954 collection, in what Vogue called a “direct, unblushing plan to make women extravagantly, romantically, eyelash-battingly female.” For Nikki, the photos below of Jane Fonda, whose iconic images wearing polka dots, were a source of inspiration.
Queen Elizabeth was also a frequent polka dot wearer. The below image shot in 1985 reflects the mood of the Gigi quilted headscarf and Georgie coat, both part of Fall 2023.
A silk polka dot shirt, silk scarf or one of our fun dot sweaters is a timeless investment as polka dots have no trend expiration date, though they are very popular this season. Mixing a couple of polka dot pieces together for a full spotted look or wearing a single dotted piece, is an easy way to update your fall outfit.
Shop the entire KULE Polka Dot Collection here.
Dot… dot… dot.