Sacai is a Japanese brand established in 1999 by designer Abe Chitose. Having previously worked for Comme Des Garçons the designer wanted to showcase her own skill and expertise in the industry. Abe feels strongly in her decision to keep her clothing away from the fashion spotlight whilst quietly gaining a global fan base.
Chitose Abe's collections appear to be about femininity but Abe’s interest is in creating clothes that are entirely unique and timeless, innovative and experimental. Juxtapositions of contrasting textures of fabrics such as knits with super fine wovens and usage of techniques based on reinterpretations of patterns of the garment transform the pieces into unexpected shapes and silhouettes. To Abe, who is influenced by observing her surroundings and functions of daily life, the Sacai collection has a distinctive elegance that is based on renderings and transformations of basic and classical items. The result is a collection of items that can transition easily between various occasions and not only reserved for special opportunities.