Sacai is a Japanese fashion brand that was established by Chitose Abe in 1999 after 8 years of working with the Junya Watanabe collection at Comme des Garï¿½ons. The Sacai menï¿½s collection was launched in Spring 2009 and is based on the same philosophy and similar approach as Abeï¿½s womenï¿½s collection. Carefully crafted staple items for men imbued with a touch of elegance.
Sacai opened their first flagship store in September 2011 in Minamiaoyama, Tokyo.
The Sacai collection is available in 90 doors worldwide and 35 stores in Japan.
While Chitose Abe's collections may appear to be about femininity, Abeï¿½s 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.