Sacai was established in 1999 by Chistose Abe as a small knitwear project and has since blossomed into a globally distributed luxury fashion company. While her collections may appear to be about femininity, Abe’s interest is in creating clothes that are entirely unique and timeless, while also being innovative and experimental. Contrasted fabric textures such as knits, juxtaposed with super fine woven fabrics, using techniques based on reinterpretation of garment patterns. To Abe, who is influenced by observing her surroundings and functions of daily life, the Sacai collection has a distinctive elegance that is based on renderings and transformations of classical items. The result is a collection of items that can transition easily throughout a single day’s activities, not to be reserved only for special occasions.