Sacai – Autumn / Winter 2014-2015

The complex nature of an hybrid pushes man’s curiosity to another level of understanting.

In fashion design this concept translates into beautifully constructed pieces that bring together different elements of dress code creating new borders of wearability. Playing on versatility and intriguing patterns, Sacai designer Chitose Abe made hybrid clothing the signature of her pioneering style. Through the subtle art of blending texture and fabrics, she is able to turn the conceptual in something wearable and desirable, without loosing the creativity of the initial abstract thought. The careful study of proportions allows Abe to deconstruct standard design templates like men’s overcoats and motorcycle jackets and mix them with unexpected pieces such as tailored blazers and mongolian furs achieving a surprising final look. Stiff and heavy wool tartan and knits meet peplum-like laces and chiffon creating an eclectic juxtapositions of fabrics which perfectly resonates with the complex amalgamation of components. Exploring the dimensions of garments from each angle, the front and the back of the pieces are equally developed achieving a certain fascinating depth which shapes inventive silhouette. Despite the numerous menswear influences, the fit it’s always extremely feminine and slightly provocative, flattering the women’s body in a very discreet way.

An original idea comes up combining contrasting ideas which never worked together, evenutally defining a new aesthetic vision.

  • Sacai – Autumn / Winter 2014-2015

    Article by
    Cecilia Musmeci



    Cecilia Musmeci



    Special Thanks

    Grace Fisher

    Lucien Pagés