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.

Patta's Wavy Nike Air Max 1 "Monarch" Collab Guides This Week's Best Footwear Drops
Footwear 

Patta's Wavy Nike Air Max 1 "Monarch" Collab Guides This Week's Best Footwear Drops

CLOT, sacai and Nike’s LDWaffle “K.O.D. 2,” UNDEFEATED’s Nike “5 On It” Pack and the Nike Dunk High “Championship Navy” are also slated to release.

Official Images of the CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "K.O.D. 2" in "Obsidian Grey"
Footwear

Official Images of the CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "K.O.D. 2" in "Obsidian Grey"

Edison Chen, Chitose Abe and the Swoosh are kicking off October with a bang.

CLOT and sacai Invites You Into the CLOTsacaiTHEHOME
Design

CLOT and sacai Invites You Into the CLOTsacaiTHEHOME

A collaborative pop-up experience curated by both Edison Chen and Chitose Abe.

Levi's Outfits the New Balance 990v3 With Shrink-To-Fit Denim In This Week's Best Footwear Drops
Footwear 

Levi's Outfits the New Balance 990v3 With Shrink-To-Fit Denim In This Week's Best Footwear Drops

The two-pronged back is joined by CLOT and sacai’s Nike LDWaffle “Orange”, the adidas YEEZY Quantum “Onyx” and the Air Jordan 1 High “Prototype.”

Behind the HYPE: How sacai Became a Modern Fashion Staple
Fashion

Behind the HYPE: How sacai Became a Modern Fashion Staple

HYPEBEAST investigates how Chitose Abe turned a fashion secret into an industry mainstay.


Official Look at the CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "Orange"
Footwear

Official Look at the CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "Orange"

Edison Chen and Chitose Abe reference CLOT’s archival Nike collabs for this three-way offering.

The CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "Orange" Receives a Release Date
Footwear

The CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "Orange" Receives a Release Date

Drawing inspiration from CLOT’s Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death” collaboration.

Closer Looks at the sacai x UNDERCOVER x Nike LDWaffle "Midnight Spruce" and "Night Maroon"
Footwear

Closer Looks at the sacai x UNDERCOVER x Nike LDWaffle "Midnight Spruce" and "Night Maroon"

This three-party collaboration is expected to roll out in the coming months.

The Revival of the Air Jordan 4 "Lightning" Strikes Hard in This Week's Best Footwear Drops
Footwear 

The Revival of the Air Jordan 4 "Lightning" Strikes Hard in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Presented by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The highly-anticipated Jordan Brand retro is joined by the WTAPS x New Balance 990v2, sacai x fragment design x Nike LDWaffle “Blackened Blue” and the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Light.”

Official Look at the sacai x fragment design x Nike LDWaffle "Light Smoke Grey"
Footwear

Official Look at the sacai x fragment design x Nike LDWaffle "Light Smoke Grey"

Releasing alongside a darker-toned “Blue Void” colorway.

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