Inspired by the silk road and born on the cosmopolitan streets of Amsterdam, BANANATIME is the contemporary fruit of a shared labour of love. “Sometimes you have to create something simply because it doesn’t yet exist,” says Naoyo Kawaguchi of the cult unisex label she co-founded in 2014 with best friend Julia Mah.

Comprising a refined seasonal edit of comfortable silk separates in vibrant, vintage-inspired prints, BANANATIME has fast become the brand for in-the-know men and women who believe that life is too short – and too spontaneous – for luxury to be limited by occasion. Or gender. Easy, elegant separates such as the Grandad Shirt, the Soft Coat, the Easy Pant and the Collar Shirt have become the staples of BANANATIME collections.