Sacai F/W 2018
Chitose Abe knows how to seize the fashion moment. Message T-shirts and slogans are everywhere, her hybrid fashion of bomber jackets which morph into parkas is copied all over the world especially by the fast fashion monsters. But her joie de vivre and feeling for the Zeitgeist can not be copied. On a rainy Saturday morning in Paris, she created a sunny moment with her Hawaiian shirt inspired looks and army of fringe clad models, which created one thought amongst the audience: I want this. And desirability is at the core of fashion.
Heavily fringing her fabrics and using her standard opposite attracts approach, she brought together Nordic knits with American military and Fair Isle fabrics with pinstripes. The approach was the same, haute hybrid but it looked fresh and the vivid colors made it desirable. Many of the looks were wrapped cocoon style to properly dress these searchers of the truth.