Sacai was established by Chitose Abe in 1999 after 8 years of working with Junya Watanabe collection at Comme des Garçons.

While her collection 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 woven 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.

The Sacai mens collection launched in spring/summer 2009 is based on the same philosophy and similar approach as Abe’s womens collection. Carefully crafted staple items for men imbued with a touch of elegance.