Chitose Abe

Chitose Abe is a Japanese fashion designer, founder and creative director of Sacai. Abe began her fashion career as a pattern cutter at COMME des GARÇONS, working under Rei Kawakubo. She was later a part of Junya Watanabe’s design team. In 1998, she founded sacai, featuring her sporty and urban aesthetic while retaining delicate sensibilities. Abe owns 100 percent of her business, allowing her complete creative control. In its second season overseas, the brand amassed 15 clients. The brand has flourished since she began showing in Paris fashion week in 2008, and is now sold in over 90 stockists worldwide. Abe was also able to launch diffusion lines with sacai Luck and sacai Men’s. Currently, Abe is married to Junichi Abe, founder and designer of Kolor.

Sacai's Nike Cortez 4.0 Surfaces in "Grey"
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Sacai's Nike Cortez 4.0 Surfaces in "Grey"

Celebrating 50 years of the Cortez.

Take a Closer Look at the sacai x Nike Cortez
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Take a Closer Look at the sacai x Nike Cortez

Releasing as part of the Cortez’s 50th-anniversary celebrations.

Sacai Delivers "Summertime Magic" With Latest Capsule Collection
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Sacai Delivers "Summertime Magic" With Latest Capsule Collection

Offering a range of graphic tees and reversible carrying options.

Take a Detailed Look at the sacai x Nike Cortez
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Take a Detailed Look at the sacai x Nike Cortez

Part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the Cortez this year.

Union Closes Out Its Nike Dunk Low "Passport Pack" In This Week's Best Footwear Drops
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Union Closes Out Its Nike Dunk Low "Passport Pack" In This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Air Jordan 1 Hi ‘85 “Georgetown,” Blondey’s adidas Gazelle and more will also be dropping.


sacai's Next Batch of Nike Blazer Low Collaborations are Readied With Glossy Uppers
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sacai's Next Batch of Nike Blazer Low Collaborations are Readied With Glossy Uppers

Chitose Abe cooks up “Black Patent” and “White Patent” colorways.

Bad Bunny Reworks the adidas Response CL in This Week's Best Footwear Drops
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Bad Bunny Reworks the adidas Response CL in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

The Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs,” adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Oreo” and more will accompany Benito’s newest collabs.

The sacai x Nike VaporWaffle "White/Sail" and "Black/Gum" Colorways Are Finally Dropping
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The sacai x Nike VaporWaffle "White/Sail" and "Black/Gum" Colorways Are Finally Dropping

The latest installment from Chitose Abe goes back to basis.

The Nike x sacai x Jean Paul Gaultier LDVaporwaffle Is Set for Another Release
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The Nike x sacai x Jean Paul Gaultier LDVaporwaffle Is Set for Another Release

Coming to DSML in both colorways.

sacai Designer Chitose Abe Collaborates With Cartier on Trinity Collection
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sacai Designer Chitose Abe Collaborates With Cartier on Trinity Collection

Reimagining the French house’s classic collection with six new limited-edition pieces.

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