Shirt jacket in checked cotton flanel with polyester lining. Shirt collar, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs. One breast pocket. Exposed lining hemline with drawstrings. Sacai was established by Chitose Abe in 1999 after 8 years of working with the Junya Watanabe collection at Comme des Garçons. Abe’s interest is in creating clothes that are entirely unique and timeless, innovative and experimental. Juxtapositions of contrasting textures of fabrics such as knits with super fine wovens and usage of techniques based on reinterpretations of patterns of the garment transform the pieces into unexpected shapes and silhouettes. To Abe, who is influenced by observing her surroundings and functions of daily life, the Sacai collection has a distinctive elegance that is based on renderings and transformations of basic and classical items. This season, the collection fuses a relaxed menswear style with more formal tailoring elements to create a sharper silhouette. As with past collections, Chitose Abe plays with classic themes in menswear combined using unexpected fabrics and shapes re-inventing these styles in a modern way. Fall-Winter collection 2012-2013 by Chitose Abe.