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Last edition of Paris Fashion Week (PFW) we missed Sacai and the vision of its founder and creative director Chitose Abe. It seems that the sensation and feelings of sadness we experienced at the time were felt by the brand and the team, as after that last show she has finally returned to the Parisian runways where she normally presented her collections after two years.
And if the other time it unveiled its collection digitally in the form of a film, this time he has decided to go all out and celebrate its return to fashion week inside the Hôtel de Ville. It’s a good start, because by chance or not, when there’s a good location involved, the collections are usually brilliant.
Indeed, the collection with which Sacai returned was simply brilliant, or why not say impeccable. With this last adjective Chitose qualified his garments minutes before the show began, leaving the models to do the rest. These pieces we are referring to, it is true that they were oriented more to everything related to the celebration than to the return, but a return to something (almost) is always positive, isn’t it? Anyway, continuing with the fashion show, if there was one thing you could see in the collection it was that it had been designed by Abe, as each and every one of the garments bore the designer’s touch and the brand’s aesthetics.
Each and every one of the looks was part elegance and part sportiness, just look at the details and finishes on the dresses, such as the gathers and the laces around the waist. Rich materials and satin fabrics combined with details and clear athleisure references. Some of the looks were combined with the “Trinity” bracelets that Chitose has designed in collaboration with the emblematic luxury jeweller Cartier. On the other hand, on this occasion there were not many hybrid garments that turned into others, but there were a dozen coats composed of XL bomber jackets with zips and satin look, trench coats (some reimagined and turned into dresses), or leather jackets covered in sheepskin.
What a joy it was to see Chitose Abe’s collections for Sacai on show again in Paris. Please Chitose, don’t abandon us again.