Discover kay me Riders Jackets’ Four Key Features

Here at the kay me atelier in Tokyo, we’re excited to show off our latest collection of riders jackets, specially made in Japan and designed for those on the go. With three colours to choose from, taupe, grey and ivory, our riders jackets can be worn with everything from our washable knitwear and suit set ups to feminine floral dresses. Add a little edge to your outfit with an instant dash of classic biker style!

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Stretchy

Unlike traditional materials, our new riders jackets are made from soft, stretchy and flexible fabrics: everything from the lining and stitching to the outer faux-leather is made to move and bend and flex with you.

These jackets are so comfortable, you can even try out a few yoga poses in them – that’s how we tested them in the atelier!

 

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Washable

One of the key concepts behind kay me was the idea that all items could be easily washed at home, thus eliminating expensive dry-cleaning bills. Our riders jackets are no exception, and be popped in the washing machine at your convenience (please see the tags for detailed instructions).

These jackets are also waterproof, making them a great choice for changeable weather in autumn and beyond.

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Made in Japan

Proudly supporting the Japanese sewing industry, and local expert craftspeople here in Tokyo, our riders jackets are also made in Japan.

The vast majority of kay me items are created individually in Tokyo, with a few other collections created outside the city, such as our soft knitwear, woven in Kanazawa on the coast of Japan.

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Design

Reimagined for the modern woman, our riders jackets take on classic biker elements, such as the distinctive zip, notched collar and cuff details.

Using 3D patterning technology, we redesigned our jackets to specially move with you as you go about your day, and to create a more feminine and compact silhouette.

 

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Three ways to wear suit jackets this spring

If you’re in need of some inspiration for what to wear to work this spring and summer, then look no further – we’ve rounded up our three favourite ways to wear a suit jacket for the office this spring.

Needless to say that our suit jackets aren’t limited to workwear; kay me stylists love to pop on our soft and stretchy jackets over any dress as a formal extra layer, and even with their own causal clothing such as jeans at the weekend and on vacations.

Matching Pastels

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We love soft pastel colours for spring, there’s no better time to wear these pretty shades that remind us of cherry blossom petals, blue skies and warm breezes.

Discover our matching suits in pink, light grey and beige, and pair with matching light colour kay me tops for the finishing touch.

With Prints

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Give yourself a boost with bright florals – our pothos green print is colourful and eye-catching, great for standing out and making a striking first impression. If you’re feeling green, then also consider our dalmatian print venus drape dress, perfect with an elegant light jacket.

For a more traditional look, try our pretty polka dot dress in navy, a versatile dress that’s just as stylish in the office as days out and about in the city.

In Contrast

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Change things up by pairing a dark jacket with a light dress and vice-versa – a simple trick that works so beautifully! kay me stylists can often be spotted in this style, showing that a well-cut jacket is always a good investment.

This style doesn’t have to be limited to dresses – try mixing and matching our skirts as well for extra adaptable looks.

Discover kay me’s seven colour suits, and get creative with your workwear and beyond…

Introducing… New Riders Jackets, from kay me

We’re getting in the mood for autumn at kay me HQ in Tokyo! One of our favourite ways to mark the changing of the seasons is to celebrate with lovely new outerwear – just like our new riders jackets…

kay me’s biker style jackets are already very popular here in Tokyo, and this year we’re excited to introduce our new collarless riders jackets. Made from the same soft, stretchy and washable faux-leather (it’s vegan-friendly too!) as our other jackets, this new iteration is a feminine take on a moto style, with sleek lines and a striking zip closure.

Our new riders jackets are available in three colours:

Navy

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A perfect match with our Bella print in mint blue, add an extra edge to your weekend or date outfits with our navy jacket. A rich blue that looks great with kay me’s floral dresses.

Grey

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A soft pastel, this grey jacket is a wonderful match with plain dresses and monochrome geometrics such as our striped dresses (coming soon!). Wear with our new stretch lace skirts, or even as a substitute for a suit jacket.

Caramel

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A good choice for autumn and winter, our riders jacket in caramel brings warmth to any outfit. Pair with a plain black kay me dress for easy elegance on the go in any situation.

See all new arrivals here, and don’t forget to keep in touch with kay me via our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Styling a Black Jacket, with kay me

Second only to the little black dress, a simple black jacket has truly wonderful styling potential. Suitable for office situations such as client work, presentations and meetings, as well as being the perfect layer for cool evenings over matching skirts and contrasting dresses, a black jacket is a true wardrobe staple.

kay me jackets have been specially designed with busy women in mind, and each new design is tested in-house at kay me HQ in Tokyo to ensure the best fit, tighten up tailoring and be given Junko Kemi’s seal of approval. From pockets to piped seams to feature buttons, kay me jackets are packed with attention to detail.

In celebration of the humble but essential black jacket, we’ve chosen a few coordinating dresses to show how versatile one jacket can be, in this case our simple and elegant black bolero jacket in stretch ponte fabric:

Back in black: stretch ponte black dress & black jacket

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A simple look, but one that works – pairing our ponte bolero jacket with our beautifully tailored dress in matching ponte fabric. This dress features three-quarter sleeves, a moderate V-neck and specially placed tucks and darts to enhance your natural figure.

Fabric mix: Charlotte docking dress & black jacket

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With the ease and convenience of a dress but the look of separates, our docking dresses are the definition of fuss-free elegance! Our Charlotte docking dress features a striking graphic monotone print in light and airy chiffon, contrasted with a structured black skirt.

Modern monotone: Smith Black dress & black jacket

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If our Charlotte print has piqued your interest in black and white, our waist-gathered Smith Black dress is sure to tick all the boxes. Bold black and white brushstrokes make up this print, and our waist-gathered style is always flattering.

Feminine florals: Painting Yellow wrap dress & black jacket

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Our signature wrap dresses have been updated for spring and summer 2017 with charming collars and three-quarter sleeves. Painting Yellow* features dramatic black and yellow florals on a white structured A-line skirt, with soft and stretchy contrasting black top.

Colour and pattern: Tile Fretwork venus drape dress & black jacket

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Wrapping up our quick look at styling a black jacket is our venus drape dress in new Tile Fretwork print*, combining black and white with shades of rich teal green and touches of mustard with our signature venus drape style. Hand-draped from a single piece of fabric, our venus drape dresses, like all kay me items, are fully machine washable, drip-dry and non-iron.

Don’t forget, we love to see how you wear your kay me – share your looks on Instagram with #instantelegance

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*Available in Japan, please email shop@kayme.co.uk for inquiries