January 8, 2014

New arrivals and new to Jack Straw SACAI LUCK

 デザイナー 阿部 千登勢


1999年に子育ての傍ら、5型のコレクションで sacai をスタートする。「日常の上に成り立つデザイン」をコンセプトに、スタンダードなものを大切にしながら、エレガントな要素を加え、クラシックなアイテムにひねりを加えることで、sacaiの考える「ニュースタンダード」を表現しています。

2006年3月 sacai gem を立ち上げる。10 Corso Como Comme des Garçonsエクスクルーシブのカプセルコレクション。10 Corso Como Comme des Garçons(東京)とDover Street Market(ロンドン)のみで販売。

2006年9月 sacai luck をスタート。sacaiと同じく「日常の上に成り立つデザイン」をコンセプトに、sacaiの考えるエレガントな大人のためのランジェリー・ホームウエアーラインとしてスタート。2010 Spring / Summer Collectionから、よりリラックスしたシーンにフォーカスした1つのコレクションとしてアプローチを新たに展開する。

Spring / Summer 2009 Collectionよりsacaiのメンズコレクションをスタート。レディスコレクションと同様のコンセプト、アプローチでコレクションを展開。

Spring / Summer 2010 CollectionよりMONCLERのミニコレクション「MONCLER S」のデザイナーに就任。

2011年9月にフラッグシップストアを東京・南青山にオープン。“sacaiが感じるリアル”をショップコンセプトに、sacaiのレディス、メンズ、sacai luckの全てのコレクションが揃う。店内はそれぞれのコレクションの枠を越えたスタイル提案をするなど、既成概念にとらわれない自由なアイデアを発信している。

Sacai was established by Chitose Abe in 1999 after 8 years of working with the Junya Watanabe collection at Comme des Garçons.

While her collections may appear to be about femininity, 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. The result is a collection of items that can transition easily between various occasions and not only reserved for special opportunities.    

In addition to the Sacai main line, the sacai luck collection which was initially introduced as a lingerie collection in fall of 2006 is diversified and expanded to include loungewear from Spring & Summer 2010. sacai luck is characterized by unexpected combinations of materials and its exquisite balance of  light and delicate fabrics like tulle, silk and cotton.  The Sacai men’s collection launched in Spring 2009 is based on the same philosophy and similar approach as Abe’s women’s collection. Carefully crafted staple items for men imbued with a touch of elegance.

Sacai opened their first flagship store in September 2011 in Minamiaoyama, Tokyo.  The concept behind the store was to create an environment that not only reflects Sacai's vision as a designer but for it to be a retail store with a concept that is in keeping with the verisimilitude of the dynamic culture of Tokyo as a city.  The store carries all Sacai lines including the Sacai women's and men’s collections and sacai luck. The shop is merchandised and displayed by theme with all the collections mixed together and is re-arranged several times each season.

The Sacai collection is available in 90 doors worldwide and 35 stores in Japan.