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Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

‘C’est le pompon’, fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

'C’est le pompon', fashion collection, diploma work

'C’est le pompon', fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

'C’est le pompon', fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

'C’est le pompon', fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

'C’est le pompon', fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

'C’est le pompon', fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

'C’est le pompon', fashion collection, diploma work
© Flaka Jahaj

Overview

Category

Fashion and Textile Design

 

Work

'C'est le pompon', fashion collection, diploma work

Essay

Do the pompom!

Flaka Jahaj wins the Swiss Design Award for her final-year project ‘C’est le Pompon’, with which she graduated from the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London in 2014.
The fashion and textile designer drew inspiration for her work from a cushion which she spotted at a flea market in Zurich. She was immediately captivated by its unusual structure: it was neither crocheted, nor knitted, nor sewn. After extensive research on blogs, she progressively worked away at the elaborate technique of making pompoms. Finally, she lighted upon the idea of combining the individual pompoms into a larger ensemble. Her method is simple yet playful, and reminiscent of the boxes of Lego we remember from childhood. Individual, modular elements consisting of a number of pompoms are attached together, giving rise to an infinite number of creative and interactive colour and form variants that Flaka Jahaj then turns into clothes.
The basic modules for the clothes are in simple black and white; base colours emphasise the structure of the designs, while pastels create isolated highlights. To give the silhouette a more graceful appearance, the designer uses black tulle meshes which give the woollen pompoms a sense of lightness that belies their heaviness and density.
Martina Longo

Biography

Name

Flaka Jahaj

 

Born

1983

Education

Fashion Designer