Inspired by Japan

As readers of our blog and followers of the kay me story will already be well aware, brand founder Junko Kemi started in 2011 with her search to find beautifully-made work-appropriate clothing that suited her busy lifestyle.

Having been unable to find any clothing that met her needs as a professional working woman, Junko was inspired to start her own new story, and kay me was created. With a background in consulting, and time spent as a child in her grandmother’s kimono shop, Junko was well-placed to kick start kay me and bring instant elegance to women worldwide.


Needless to say, the whole kay me atelier team is highly influenced by our home here in Japan, from print design featuring authentic traditional kimono motifs to the artisans using specialist techniques to bring kay me patterns to life in 3D.


(All photos: Lorenzo Barassi)

You can see more from kay me’s journey from Japan to the world on our Instagram, and read more from Junko Kemi on her blog (Japanese).


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