Despite the innovative and experimental characteristics of the Japanese label, Sacai’s core philosophy remains steady: to transform classical, basic garments into timeless and elegant staples that can easily transition from one occasion to the next. Designer Chitose Abe established the line in 1999 after eight years working on the Junya Watanabe line for Comme Des Garçons, and has become known for her clever play with shape and proportion, as well as her juxtaposition of contrasting fabrics and textures. Unique and well-crafted, these careful renderings of classic styles create a refreshing and distinctive alternative to conventional menswear.