Chitose Abe set out to a variety collection for men and women
Sacai Spring/Summer 2019 Paris succeeded with a whimsical collection that was a color-packed mosaic of traditional tailoring.
Native American blankets and nature-inspired designs from Hollywood tattoo artist Dr. Woo.
These conceptual collections are loaded with risk: In the wrong hands they can look pretentious or sloppy – not to mention unwearable – but in Abe’s nimble fingers, Wow!
Her glorious hybrids included a jacket that was part tailored pinstripe, part army green anorak; blankets that morphed into kilts – and vice-versa – and a one-sleeve fisherman knit sweat.
Oversized jackets and coats, meanwhile, zipped up and down to create different shapes and volumes.
Abe worked with Pendleton, better known for its Southwest American blankets, on pieces such as anoraks, trousers, long pleated dresses and capelets that were adorned with the traditional geometric patterns.
The brand also worked with Nike on color-blocked, double swoosh sneakers that captured the whimsical mood of the collection and will make their shop-floor debut in January.
See the menswear and womenswear here: @sacaiofficial.