sacai is a high fashion men’s and womenswear label based in Tokyo, Japan, founded by Chitose Abe, in 1999. Having trained at Junya watanabe and COMME des GARCONS, mens and womenswear played with the concept of androgynous clothing. Sacai has won the praise from the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Suzy Menkes and Anna Wintour, as well as collaborating with Moncler, Dover Street Market and Nike.
Chitose opens Sacai’s first flagship store in Tokyo Minami-Aoyama
Sacai launches the Men’s line; Sacai Men Spring/Summer 2009 is debuted at the Paris Fashion Week
Sacai officially enters the Paris Fashion Week
Peter Burstein of Feathers places an order on Chitose’s label during a spontaneous encounter; Chitose Abe is invited to showcase her collection at the Hôtel de Crillon in the coming season
Chitose Abe decides to expand her label to the west
Founded by Chitose Abe; Sakai was Chitose’s maiden name, but she replaced the “k” with “c” as a way to separate her personal life from her professional identity