BAN INOUE : cap sleeve dress - caya
The longest of Ban Inoue's dresses, the cap sleeve style offers width in the shoulder seams and a split V-neck with front centre seam. The long, subtle A-line gives a clean silhouette, without pockets, splits, or fastenings, for a minimal dress that's truly elegant.
made in Japan
material : 100% caya cotton
• length 130cm
• width 50cm
• sleeve length 20cm
washing & care : This fine, net-like textile is woven from pure cotton and stiffened with natural plant starches for presentation. With washing and wear, you can expect its texture to become incredibly soft, with a waffle-ish character as shown in the last picture. Caya can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle (a laundry bag will help prevent snags), but should not be tumble dried. Reshape while damp and dry flat in shade.
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, caya cotton 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 comfort of caya with contemporary, wearable styles.