Print Story – Florals

Hi everyone, it’s Yuko from the kay me atelier team here again!

Today I’m giving you a little preview of our flower print that will be released later this week…

It’s almost March already, spring is just around the corner, and we’re really in the mood for florals. The flower shops here in Tokyo look so beautiful and fresh.

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Our key word for this spring is 満喫 (mankitsu) meaning “fully enjoy” – we want you to fully enjoy spring with kay me!

I’ve been planning a whole flower print festival so you can find your favourite flower print.

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We recently held a talk event at our Shinjuku store, and Junko Kemi, kay me’s founder, wore this yellow print – it was very popular with her audience. We’ve also made a version with pretty blue gradation flowers on a pink background, and I imagined a sandy beach for these colours.

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How about wearing our green flowers for meetings or presentations? The bright colour feels fresh and helps you stand out. Keep an eye out for more variations of our beautiful blooms coming soon!

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For our flower festival, Junko asks “which flower would you like to wear?

I’d like to wear all of them!

How about you?

Looking forward to next time… Yuko.

Three Ways to Wear Navy for Work

Navy is one of our favourite neutrals, adding warmth and depth to any outfit. kay me stylists like to recommend pairing navy with white and pink for spring and summer, and grey and jewel tones for autumn and winter. But how about for the office?

If you’re searching for a way to incorporate more navy into your work wardrobe, then look no further…

1. Solid colour dresses

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The foundation of a functional closet, solid colour dresses in navy can be worn in countless ways – simply change up accessories such as necklaces and scarves, as well as jackets in matching or contrasting colours.

Find kay me dresses such as our sack, cache-coeur, waist-gathered and Venus drape dresses, all pictured above, in a variety of cuts to suit every style, each handmade in Tokyo by artisans working with years of experience.

2. Docking dresses

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Contrast is the name of the game for our docking dresses, a way to wear navy that combines the look of a skirt and top in one easy to wear and wash dress. Our Office Animal dress features a loose-fitting top in pink and navy animal print, and our navy leopard dress has an asymmetric skirt with crossover hem. Pair both with matching navy jackets for an office-appropriate look with a healthy splash of style.

Add interest and extra colour to our navy and white docking and milano rib dresses – see our selection of handwoven scarves specially chosen by kay me’s Junko Kemi.

3. Suits and outerwear

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A classic navy suit will always be a worthwhile investment, and naturally we have a wonderful variety of workwear designed by and for busy women on the go. Our new trousers are stretchy and comfortable, and the perfect partners for our range of suit jackets in three lengths. For cool days, try our rich pure wool jacket which combines warmth and practicality with elegant tailoring.

For an extra layer in cold weather, our stretch wool coat in navy with flared A-line skirt and hidden snaps keeps out the chill while the strong seams enhance the design.

Print Story – Perfect in Polka Dots

Hi everyone, it’s Yuko from the kay me atelier team! Today I’d like to tell you about our popular polka dot print…

Did you know that polka dots are called mizutama (水玉) in Japanese, with the characters meaning drops of water? It’s such a pretty image!

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Of course, everyone is familiar with polka dot patterns, for fabrics as well for tablewear and other items. One of Japan’s most famous artists, Yayoi Kusama, uses millions of polka dots in her artwork too.

Dot prints are a standard classic here at kay me, and we’ve previously released polka dot print dresses including our navy dot V-neck gathered dress and navy dot chiffon dress.

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Even if you just say “polka dot” or “dot print”, a lot can be expressed through the arrangement, colour, size and artistic design.

For our recent dresses we decided we wanted something a little cute, so we considered various ideas and looked at the history of polka dots: Polka folk dancing was popular in the late 1800s, and this type of dot print was also popular at the same time so it became known as “polka dot”. Smaller dots are called “pin dots”, while large dots are named “coin dots”.

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When you wear kay me polka dot dresses it looks like you’re dancing!

Our new polka dot dresses are available in two styles: our classic feminine cache-coeur A-line dress, and our asymmetry docking dress with contrasting skirt. We recommend styling these dresses with navy and white jackets for the office, and kay me’s made in Japan knitwear for cool days. Don’t forget that our pearl accessories are also a great match!

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Until next time… Yuko.

Dressing for Valentines Day

Whether or not you’re romantically attached, dressing up for an occasion is one of our favourite ways to spend a little time pamper ourselves. Some of the kay me team’s best evenings out have been in the company of our partners, family, friends, and simply by ourselves for true quality time.

Here’s a round up of some of our most popular dresses for dates and dinners and dressing up just because you feel like it:

Solid colours

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(Pink cache-coeur dress, peach swing dress, red cache-coeur dress, burgundy flare silhouette dress)

Pinks and red will always feel romantic, feminine and dramatic. Look sweet in pastel and pale pinks, or cool in our rich red tones. Designed to flatter your natural figure, A-line dresses can be easily dressed up or down.

Prints

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(Caroline double twist dress, Cherry Flower dress, Office Animal venus drape dress, Wagasa pink dress)

From florals to animals and authentic Japanese kimono prints, you wont find our original prints anywhere else. Printed using advanced techniques, kay me designs stay bold and bright for longer.

Sparkle

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(smokey pink dress, pink lustre halterneck dress, lavender lustre wrap dress, blue lustre one-shoulder dress)

Shimmer and shine in our softly sparkling dresses, just made to catch the light. Stretchy and fully washable, our kind of glamour is comfortable as well!

Inner dresses

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The perfect match for kay me dresses, our pretty and silky underdresses in silver, gold and bordeaux feature a luxurious lace panel, separate cups and softly draped style.