Chitose Abe was born in 1965 in Japan, and in 1998 created Sacai. In 2011 the first flagship store was opened in Tokyo and meanwhile the first runway took place during Paris fashion week. Before opening her label, Chitose had worked at Comme des Garçons style office, before as pattern cutter under Rei Kawakubo and then as member of design team together with Junya Watanabe.

Chitose Abe nasce nel 1965 in Giappone e nel 1998 crea Sacai. Nel 2011 apre il suo primo flagship store a Tokyo e, contemporaneamente, sfila durante la Fashion Week di Parigi. Prima di aprire la sua label, Chitose lavora all’interno dell’ufficio stile di Comme des Garcons, prima come pattern cutter sotto Rei Kawakubo e poi come membro del design team insieme a Junya Watanabe.

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Thanks to her huge personal experience the designer gave birth to a brand whose respect for made in Japan pret-a-porter tradition is great, but that at the same time takes its distances thanks to hyper-contemporaneous aesthetic.

Proprio grazie a questo enorme bagaglio professionale la stilista ha dato vita a un brand che guarda con grande rispetto alla tradizione del prêt-à-porter made in Giappone ma che contemporaneamente se ne distacca con un’estetica iper-contemporanea.

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Chitose Abe is married to Junichi Abe, also from the Kawakubo school, founder of the brand Kolor, well known in and out of France. The stylist owns the 100% of her brand, having thus the complete control – both creative and commercial.

Chitose Abe è sposata con Junichi Abe, anche lui proveniente dalla “scuola Kawakubo” e fondatore del marchio Kolor, protagonista del panorama della moda maschile in Francia e non solo. La stilista possiede il 100% del suo business e, quindi, il controllo completo – creativo e commerciale – su di esso.


1.Organza dust coat; 2.Geometrical fantasy dress; 3.Coat in sheepskin; 4.Wool coat with zip; 5.Embroidered bomber jacket

In April 2015 the book Sacai: A to Z” was edited, written by Sarah Mower, chief critic of and Tim Banks, editor-at-large of Business of fashion . Several collaborations with brands as Pierre Hardy, Nike and Apple took place in recent years. Thanks to the latter, in June 2016 two versions of Apple watch bracelet were released, with classic elements as chain and crocodile mix and match in unconventional manners.

Nell’aprile 2015 è uscito il libro Sacai: A to Z” a cui hanno lavorato tra gli altri Sarah Mower, chief critic di e Tim Banks, editor-at-large di Business of Fashion. Negli anni sono nate diverse collaborazioni con altri brand come Pierre Hardy, Nike e Apple. Grazie a quest’ultima sono uscite lo scorso Giugno due varianti del cinturino per Apple Watch in cui elementi classici come la catena e il coccodrillo si mischiano in maniera non convenzionale.

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