Every single person that visits me in Tokyo falls in love with Sacai.
Sacai is a brainchild of Japanese designer Chitose Abe.
She started by working for Comme des Garcons as a patternmaker, (which is the best and at the same time the hardest school of fashion, streching the problem solving abilities and abstract thinking to a whole new level).
Abe-san took a break to focus on her family and child, and while being a mum and a housewife, she started creating these edgy yet simple outfits that are so practical yet so deconstructed and Sacai was born.
Few weeks back we celebrated a beautiful event of Sacai A to Z book launch, an event where all Tokyo editors and stars came to congratulate Abe-san.
Here is my small photo report from this fantastic night:
First, as Japan is big on taking funny pictures - a special photobooth. Starring my dear friend and Parisian runways makeup artist Hisano Komine.
Next, some iconic Sacai designs
Sacai is always simple, yet sophisticated, it turns a normcore outfit into a timeless piece. A word of advice - do not wait for sales season, majority of designs are far gone by then.
Melody Yoko wearing Sacai dress
And the patchwork mascots
Chitose Abe and Rola
And the book by Rizzoli
And a special photo-room
Family picture with our favorite stylists
And the outfit props for a photobooth, so fun!
First fall show of Sacai in Paris was the 2012 fall one, yet she was ot a newcomer and Sacai started in Japan in 1999. From home actually. The brand name comes from Chitose Abe’s maiden name Sakai.
Sacai is always lighthearted and joyful, easy and functional and adapted to a speedy life in a large metropolis.
Sacai Flagship address:
サカイ (sacai) 住所：東京都港区南青山5-4-44 南青山シティハウス A-1F, 2F
A-1F,2F Minamiaoyama City House 5-4-44 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku Tokyo Tel: +81 3 6418 5977 Store Hours: 12:00 - 20:00
And what will the winter 2015 collection look like?