Lola Rykiel is shaking up the status quo with a bold new athleisure collection, called Pompom, inspired by her famed designer grandmother, the late Sonia Rykiel, and her past as a ballerina under the instruction of the inimitable Martha Graham. "The collection incorporates the velours that my grandmother loved as well as stretch Lycra materials and playful detailing," Rykiel explains, referring in part to a basketball jersey complete with mermaid-esque paillettes.
"I wanted to invent some workout clothes that would be luxe and chic, to do pilates, yoga , dance without being afraid to bump into your ex or your boss. These outfits are perfect to get a drink, go party or chill at home too. I used my grandmother’s Sonia famous velours and the best lycra materials there is today."