sacai SS21 Pieces Together Patchwork Outerwear and Layered Nike Sneakers

“Love Over Rules” is indebted to artist Hank Willis Thomas.

By
Fashion
12,177 Hypes 0 Comments

As sacai‘s presence has exploded in the wake of its covetable Nike collaborations, the Japanese brand has stayed true to founder Chitose Abe‘s vision. Intelligent hybrid garments and approachable silhouettes remain a sacai mainstay and inform much of the Japanese label’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection.

Inspired by the work of artist Hank Willis Thomas, the offering is dubbed “Love Over Rules” and proposes “respect[for] all people … no matter what their race, culture or sexuality,” Abe explained. Also of note, sacai elected to style some non-collaborative items with the looks, including A.P.C. jeans and Nike leggings, showcasing items that fall within the brand’s worldview but aren’t necessarily of its own design.

Thomas’ influence plays out by way of the rich patchwork that informs much of the collection, wherein bomber jackets, denim jackets, trench coats and trousers feature inset geometric paneling that juxtaposes complementary tones and textiles across the garments. Reyn Spooner and Pendleton fabrics are among the remixed source material, adding visual intrigue to field jackets, knitwear, short-sleeved shirts and climbing pants alike. To drive the partnership home, a bold “LOVE OVER RULES” print graces the rear of several layering pieces.

Though the collection itself is a head-turner, most eyes will be on the models’ feet; alongside several new heavyweight loafers, sacai took the opportunity to finally showcase its new Nike collaborations. This first official look grants fans a peek at the new Vaporwaffle colorways and even reveals a new Blazer Low silhouette. As usual, the shoes are piled high with layered midsoles, tongues and upper detailing, delivering a clever take on timeless footwear silhouettes.

Check out sacai’s Spring/Summer 2021 imagery above, along with the accompanying co-ed video.

Meanwhile, sacai’s Fall/Winter 2020 deliveries continues with a PORTER collaboration and Dover Street Market-exclusive outerwear.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Art for Your Home: Air Jordan 4 Sculptures, Yayoi Kusama Graphic Novel and More
Arts 

Art for Your Home: Air Jordan 4 Sculptures, Yayoi Kusama Graphic Novel and More

Including a free interactive art project by teamLab.

Magic: The Gathering Isn’t Feeding the Trolls
Gaming

Magic: The Gathering Isn’t Feeding the Trolls

The famed card game has been pushing for better diversity and inclusion for years, but still has a few demons to purge.

Patta Celebrates the Roadrunner With Latest Mizuno Capsule
Footwear

Patta Celebrates the Roadrunner With Latest Mizuno Capsule

Paying tribute to the Sky Medal’s running heritage.


A First Look at Paris Saint-Germain's Coming-Soon Air Jordan 4
Footwear

A First Look at Paris Saint-Germain's Coming-Soon Air Jordan 4

“Bordeaux” purple is contrasted by premium white leather and black accents.

Medicom Toy Nods to Retro Gaming With 'PAC-MAN' BE@RBRICK
Design

Medicom Toy Nods to Retro Gaming With 'PAC-MAN' BE@RBRICK

Immortalizing the iconic arcade title.

Tech N9ne Performs at Packed Missouri Show Without Social Distancing
Music

Tech N9ne Performs at Packed Missouri Show Without Social Distancing

Held at the notorious Lake of the Ozarks.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.