Sacai was established by Chitose Abe in 1999 after 8 years of working with the Junya Watanabe collection at Comme des Garcons.While her collections may appear to be about femininity, 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.

The result is a collection of items that can transition easily between various occasions and not only reserved for special opportunities. The inspiration for the Sacai Spring/Summer 2016 collection was a play on the notion of distortion. Dis-assembled, re-mixed then re-assembled. Ideas inspired by the naive charm of thrift shop ‘throw-away’ finds, translated for a new modern context and re-configured with couture-like detailing and menswear elements.