Manon bis Edit: The Polka Dot

From the days of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn polka dots have been a symbol of femininity (read: a bit girlie.)  As time went by they evolved thanks to designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons (bold pink) and the house of Balmain (bottom left.) In art some of the biggest names such as Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama gave dots a new vibe with their wildly popular multi-colour Spots paintings (bottom right) and red and white dot patterned works.

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Simple yet stylish, polka dots remain fun, lighthearted and carefree. We loved these beauties from Chiniti and Parker. Oversized and featured a pattern where one has playfully fallen out of the grid for a directional take on the traditional polka-dot print. Playful, feminine (but not quite girlie.)