Hi everyone, and happy Marine Day from Japan! It’s Yuko from the kay me atelier team, back again to share with you the story behind the stripes of our lovely long skirt…
I’m lucky enough to love by sea, just outside Tokyo. With the sound of the waves and the beautiful blue of the sea, I feel like my senses are healed every day!
So, we decided to make a charming stripe print. (Did you know that horizontal stripes are called “border” in Japanese? Vertical stripes are simply stripes!)
We chose this hand painted style with random wavey lines, just like waves.
So, how about the colour? We tried a few combinations:
Cool colour tones, chic and mature pinks and greys, warm colours, cute and grown up…
Well, after all, this print is inspired by the sea, so in that regard we decided that the strongest combination is classic navy and white. We also chose to place the stripes diagonally to create flattering lines – this takes a lot of time to match the stripes on each side, but it’s worth it for the beautiful end result.
Why not try a marine-style outfit by wearing our long skirt with white, or with darker navy for casual weekends in the city?
Until next time… Yuko.