Article Written by Holly Lewis | Contributing Writer
Pompom Paris opened up shop on the shores of St Barth as Lola Rykiel, the granddaughter of the late designer Sonia Rykiel, bought in Parisian sporty chic to the Rosewood Le Guanahani Hotel, a beach haven that always stayed true to subliminal style and chic creativity.
Bringing in a fresh wave of Parisian fashion to the newly opened resort, the concept pays homage to the island’s French roots. The pop-up boutique opened on January 24th for a three-month run and will offer a line of custom-tailored items that encapsulate the vibrant energy and unique culture of St. Barth.
Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth
Joie de vivre, the ultimate French expression describes the fashion-forward activation that underscores Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth, ‘A Sense of Place’ philosophy, wherein the exclusive ethos of destination is woven into the identity of the property.
Lola Rykiel, French designer and founder of Pompom Paris launched the brand in 2019 as a collection of chic leisurewear, inspired by her dancing background and symbolic of the ‘behind-the-scenes’ attire. The ‘Pompom Girl’ style is the very essence of French fashion – a refined look that appears elegantly effortless.
In partnership with Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth, Rykiel has designed limited-edition clothing items, some of which are only available at La Boutique, the resorts waterfront boutique venue. Rykiel’s capsule collection includes free-flowing, comfortable pieces that range from strass crystal-embellished pullovers, luxe velour tracksuits, yoga-wear, and a remarkable curated tee that reads ‘MISS SAINT BARTH’ in Pompom Paris’ emblematic font.
“We couldn’t imagine a more fitting partner for the Boutique at Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth than Pompom Paris,” said Martein van Wagenberg, managing director of Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth. “Pompom Paris is elegant yet sensual, polished yet effortless, simple yet alluring. Lola Rykiel’s vision for her brand falls perfectly in line with the ethos of our resort, and we are excited to showcase the very essence of St. Barth through her pieces.”
“I am honoured for Pompom Paris to be part of the legendary Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth experience and to be able to diffuse the collection’s irreverent spirit with a selection of items specifically curated for the resort’s glamorous, well-travelled, modern woman,” said Lola Rykiel, designer and founder of Pompom Paris. “I hope this collaboration will bring a touch of Parisian whimsy to such an iconic moment in the history of Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth and infuse the dynamic attitude of the Pompom woman into the most spectacular destination on the island.”
Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth debuted in November 2021 following a four year, broad-ranging refurbishment and redesign. Situated over eighteen luxury acres of Marigot Bay and Grand Cul-de-Sac, the resort invited travellers to uncover the destination through a range of amenities and immersive on-and-off property experiences. Featuring 66 guest rooms and suites, each design is carefully curated to reflect St. Barths unique spirit, immersed by French elegance and vibrant Caribbean energy. Amenities available at Rosewood Le Guanahani includes Beach House St. Barth, oceanfront dining, a Rosewood explorers children’s club; ‘Sense’, A Rosewood Spa, a fitness centre and tennis courts, as well as a myriad of sea, land and town excursions that encourage you to explore all that the luxurious St. Barth has to offer.