Wednesday, 30 July 2014

阿部千登勢 - Chitose Abe

Today I wanted to present you a designer that I really like, Chitose Abe, born in 1965, she started at Comme des Garçons with Junya Watanbe and worked along Rei Kawakubo until 1998 when she decided to set up her own label, Tokyo based - Sacai. She does what she wants, that is what I like the most, like Thom Browne or CDG, those few designers are doing what they like, following their instincts and own tastes rather than a trend.

Chitose says that she designs with her mood and follows it along the process of making her collections. Through her clothes she wants us to feel happy, rich in emotions, selling a piece of garment is one thing, selling emotions is another. Since 16 years in business now, with her own label Sacai, she is under the spotlight with a very sharp mind, doing what she wants, offering her a fresh freedom on the catwalk rather than showing another commun collection which will go with the perfect trend analysis done by StyleSight or WGSN. I share with you three styles of her last collections that I really like the most and whatever she says about her Japanese inspiration, I do believe we can feel that Japanese touch through her collection. This lightness in the design and fabric, even if it is a winter look with a heavy coat, there is this calming feeling of perfection, making you feel at ease and warm.

Style 1 // Style 2 // Style 3

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