Chitose Abe
Founder and Creative Director of Sacai
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Profile
Discipline
Fashion , Retail , Footwear
Age
54
Nationality
Japanese
Honors

Achievement
As founder, creative director and CEO of sacai, Chitose Abe has cemented her place in today’s fashion landscape. With her experience working under Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe and finding Sacai in 1999, Abe has been able to bring striking Japanese designs and trends to contemporary fashion. Her collections for men and women see avant-garde/gender bending silhouettes and continues to put her at the forefront of the fashion industry. Her direction and ideation show no sign of slowing down following a number of continued collaborations in 2018 with Nike, UGG, PORTER, *The New York Times*, fragment design, and more.
 
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