A Brave New Way to Layer at Sacai
Story by Kristen Bateman / Photography by Serichai Traipoom
05 March 2019
Fans of the brand and those that know it best will recognize Sacai's attention to detail in layers for fall 2019. In fact, the entire collection was devoted to exploring new layers and designer Chitose Abe was also inspired by Jackson Pollock when it came to prints. Outerwear was reconstructed, oversized and re-tweaked with a number of added elements. Here's everything else you need to know about the show.
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Trench coats — in their classic colors — and revamped fabrics, were reinvented with the play of proportion. Tiny, mini puffer vests were layered over top. Elsewhere, they came belted or restricted with pocketed details.
The pieces inspired by painter Jackson Pollock were obvious for their bright splashes of color. Abe covered coats and jackets in the messy pattern.
The collection felt utilitarian and verged on sporty because of the many belts, vests and even pieces strapped onto arms that had pockets. Why use a bag when you can put everything into your pocketed vest?
Fair isle knits were spliced throughout the collection, giving it a definite winter feel.
The arms of sweaters were asymmetrically spliced with open zippers. Other coats and jackets had visible zippers that looked as if they had been slightly pushed to the side — and with all the layering, zips were sometimes above or below each other. All in all, the zipper was a subtle design motif that had major impact in this collection.
Photography: Serichai Traipoom