Ask any Japanese person what they love about their country and one of the top answers is guaranteed to be Japan’s four seasons – while this may not sound unique to many of us around the world, Japan does boast very distinct seasons which have in turn been a great influence on traditional culture.
From cuisine to written greetings to poetry, nature inspires at every turn, including here at kay me HQ in Tokyo…
The highlight of the fall season has to be the stunning autumn leaves in red, gold and orange hues that cover mountainsides and carpet the streets – always a must-see for both residents and visitors alike. Take colour cues from the leaves with our vibrant drape dress in orange, and wrap up in our new tweed mini-collection – just as soft and stretchy as all kay me clothing, now in a timeless tweed look.
As part of her BBC London radio interview, kay me founder Junko Kemi explained the story behind one of our most iconic dresses, Otsukimi purple: moon viewing is a traditional Japanese autumn cultural activity, best enjoyed with friends and family and some delicious dango (rice-flour dumplings). Keep the kimono spirit alive with our 100% silk Toki Michelle dress, a wonderful luxury addition to any wardrobe that can be machine washed at home with no fuss.
Nashi (Asian pear), sweet potato, chestnuts… there’s a lot to love about autumnal food in Japan too. Go for rich earthy tones with our signature super flattering cache-coeur dress in violet and perfect dress in olive to bring out autumn’s darker and bolder colour palette. If you’re in need of a refresher on how to perfectly tie our wrap and cache-coeur dresses, look no further than our handy video guide.
Don’t forget that not only does kay me offer free global shipping with all customs duties included so what you see is what you pay, but also that all kay me items are handmade responsibly in Japan. As well as offering easy-care fabrics, we’re committed to producing ethically-made fashion too.