Discover new stoles from kay me Select

Our latest range of world-class luxury artisan made scarves is now available here at kay me!

Continuing our kay me Select line, founder Junko Kemi travelled to India to visit the atelier responsible for hand-weaving, dyeing and embellishing our beautiful stoles. Narrowing down the choice to just 6 lines was a tough choice, but we’re confident that you’ll find a scarf for every occasion…

Lace jacquard stoles

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Always popular in Tokyo, our amazing lace jacquard scarves feature layers of lace, gauze and jacquard fabric, all handwoven together on a specialist loom, ensuring the reverse looks just as beautiful as the front.

Delicate beading and sequin details compliment the rich design.

Choose from sakura late, olive grey and indigo shades.

Silk-wool stoles

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Our new stoles are a lovely soft blend of silk and pure wool, light and soft but lovely to wear on chilly days.

To create the stunning ombre effect, scarves are dip dyed in dark then light colours, with the overlap being hand-brushed to ensure a smooth blend between the two shades.

Choose from purple, grey, blue and pink options.

I-lace gradation stoles

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Using ‘shibori’ tie-dye techniques also found in Japan, the lace for these unusual scarves is expertly painted with a variety of dyes in complimentary and contrasting colours creating a unique effect every time.

The diamond weave fabric layer behind the central lace panel is removed, making for a light and semi-transparent look.

Choose from plum (off-white), marigold (blue) and coral (grey) stoles.

100% cashmere butterfly stoles

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The loose weave of this 100% cashmere scarf is so incredibly soft we can’t keep our hands off it!

The secret is in the brushing of the knit which leads to the felting of extra soft fibres. Take flight with the hand-placed crystal butterflies, with each crystal added individually for a subtly unique finish.

Choose from pink, blue-grey, grey and camel tones.

Lace gradation stoles

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Will you choose a matching or contrasting ombre effect?

The lace and diamond weave silk-wool base of our gradation scarves are dyed separately then painstakingly hand sewn together using the smallest of hand-stitches. Just like our silk-wool stoles, the fabric is brushed wet to create the final soft effect.

Choose from powder blue and ivory scarves.

Aubergine 100% cashmere motif stole

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Last by no means least is our luxurious 100% cashmere stole in rich aubergine purple.

This scarf features a series of original Indian floral designs picked out in crystals, and is a wonderful way to add that special finishing touch to an outfit for an exceptional evening.

Scarf styling, from kay me

To celebrate the launch of our beautiful new stole collection from kay me Select, we’ve put together our three favourite ways to style a scarf, from simple to slightly complex.

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In the name of making the most of your scarves, knowing a few quick ways to tie a scarf can give your outfit a totally different look…

Style one: simple loop

A great style that works with all kay me scarves, fold your scarf in half, wrap around the neck and tuck the ends through the loop.

Style two: ribbon loop

kay me stylists love this easy stole trick! Similar to the simple loop, fold the scarf in half and wrap around the neck. This time, instead of tucking of the ends all the way through, pull through halfway and arrange the second loop to create a pretty bow-like effect.

Style three: rolled loop

Add an upgrade to any outfit with this elegant style. Start with a shorter length of scarf on one side and wrap the longer length around the neck to create a loose loop. Ensure the ends of the scarf fall evenly, and tuck through the loop at the front. Pull the ends a little for a tighter look or leave loose.

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Handwoven in India by expert artisans working in a top atelier, kay me Select stoles have been specially chosen in person by founder Junko Kemi.

Junko can be spotted wearing a kay me Select on most days, and uses them not only to keep warm in air-conditioned offices and spaces, but also to protect from UVA rays in cars and taxis, and also to add lovely splash of colour whatever the weather.

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Made from 100% pure cashmere and silk blends with delicate lace, beading and foil print details, discover kay me Select scarves available now.

Shine in kay me Select Scarves

Following on from our first exclusive range of handmade scarves specially chosen by kay me Junko Kemi, we’re very excited to share our new line-up for autumn and winter 2017. Hand sewn in India by a family-run atelier known for creating scarves for Maharajas, and with pure cashmere, delicate lace and sparkling sequins, there’s a scarf for everyone and every occasion!

Lace Scarves

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A top favourite of Junko Kemi, our scarf in a wool and silk blend is available in a blue gradation from light to dark, with matching hand-dyed lace. Junko can be spotted around our Ginza head office in Tokyo wearing this scarf, as well as travelling on the shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka. New for autumn 2017, our lace scarf is also on sale in light grey, with our grey and pink version having sold out instantly!

Cashmere Scarves

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Take your pick from bold fuchsia pink and cool turquoise for our 100% cashmere pashmina scarves. This extra-large style is light and soft, making it the perfect accessory for brightening your day. Pair with a kay me suit for work, or a patterned dress for weekends in the city.

Sequin Scarves

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Bring sparkle to your special events – from dinner dates to popping to the shops! – with our glamorous silk and wool blend scarves in navy, silver and champagne gold with wide sequin band. Wear with matching tones of blue, silver and gold, or try a contrasting look for a glittering season.

These scarves make wondering gifts for someone special in your life, as well as a treat for yourself, needless to say…

Introducing… kay me SELECT

As well as opening our new Shinjuku store and members club on July 1st, this week also sees the debut of our new line, kay me SELECT.

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Specially chosen to compliment your lifestyle, kay me SELECT follows our principles of beauty, quality and practicality. produced by global artisans, you’ll find only the best techniques and workmanship, backed up by experience and high standards for everything from quality checking to labour conditions.

We’re very excited to introduce our first kay me SELECT collection, a range of stunning scarves handmade in India:

Antique Pink, Milk Tea, Grey and Indigo Blue

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Using German weaving technology combined with French lace, these delicate scarves are made from finely spun pure wool. With three layers to each scarf, these are a combination of complimentary tones that bring warmth and depth, and tiny hand stitches are used to attach the layers in an advanced technique.

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These scarves are available in Milk Tea (pink-brown), Antique Pink (warm pink), Indigo Blue (blue and off-white), and Grey (grey and off-white).

Pure White and Pure Black

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A luxurious blend of silk and wool, these black and white scarves feature a subtle jacquard weave contrasted with a large panel of lace. Measuring 105 cm x 220 cm, these large scarves look equally stylish looped around the neck or worn loose over the shoulders, making them perfect for travel.

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Currently available in Japan and coming soon to our all-new international online store, click here to see more from kay me SELECT’s debut line.

Want to know how we created our lovely editorial photos? Here’s a hint, starring Akiko from kay me HQ:

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