ban inoue : kaya dress in carbon
Ideal for layering over a slip or pants, this slightly A-line, round-necked shift is simplicity itself. Worn as a breathable summer dress for the hottest of days or a beach cover-up, it also pairs with Ban Inoue's elegant kaya duster for a relaxed and unstructured approach to dressing up.
made in Japan
colour : carbon
materials : 100% kaya cotton
• length 113cm
• width 53cm
washing & care : this fine, net-like textile is woven from pure cotton and stiffened with natural plant starches for presentation. You can expect its texture to become incredibly soft and waffle-ish with wear and washing, as shown in the last picture. Kaya can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle (a laundry bag will help prevent snags) but should not be tumble dried.
From the beautiful ancient capital Nara, Ban Inoue make breathable garments in simple styles, allowing the soft texture and natural comfort of their textiles to take focus. Still traditionally woven to this day, kaya is renowned in Japan for a beauty of near spiritual quality, inspiring poetry and ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo period. Today, Ban Inoue wish to preserve the gentle aesthetic and practical properties of kaya cloth with their effortless and naturally comfortable clothing.