A.P.C.'s Minimalism Meets sacai's Experimental Side In "INTERACTION#9"

Featuring hybrid outerwear and jeans, as well as “SA.P.C.Ai”-branded essentials.

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Jean Touitou‘s A.P.C. and Chitose Abe‘s sacai are worlds apart — one is known for impeccable minimalism, and the other for its experimental approach and innovative hybrid clothing. Now, however, their worlds combine in A.P.C.’s “INTERACTION#9,” introducing a capsule collection harnessed by the branding of “SA.P.C.Ai.”

Following on from A.P.C. “INTERACTION” capsules with the likes of Kid Cudi, Suzanne Koller (who also artistically directed the lookbook you see above), Brain Dead, JJJJound, Carhartt WIP, Goop, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Chesnais in the past, sacai joins the roster and is able to combine its aesthetic with A.P.C.’s sensibilities. The result is nothing short of masterful, blending A.P.C.’s love for denim with sacai’s frequent use of nylon to create jeans, a denim jacket, a denim skirt and a matching tote bag, which appear alongside essentials such as hoodies and T-shirts.

However, nothing is quite as it seems thanks to sacai’s involvement. T-shirts feature zippers, as does the hoodie which reveals a multitude of layers once unzipped. Elsewhere, the jacket is quite literally a denim jacket sewn into a nylon bomber to become a hybrid piece of outerwear, while the jeans follow a similar approach with nylon decorating the cuffs and the waistband.

Rounding out the collaborative collection is a pair of sandals and fringed white sneakers. Speaking on the collaboration Jean Touitou said:

“This INTERACTION is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and sacai came together, interweaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’ as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned. And to quote Maurice Blanchot, referring to the novel Destroy, She Said by Marguerite Duras: ‘Destroy. How this rings: softly, tenderly, absolutely.’ (Maurice Blanchot, Friendship, 1971). This is exactly what we felt when we achieved this work.”

sacai x A.P.C.’s “INTERACTION#9” collection is set to release at A.P.C. stores and online on March 19. Take a closer look at the collection in the Tim Elkaïm-shot images above. 

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