Sacai Evening Dresses
Multicoloured Contrast Sleeve Shirt Dress from Sacai.
Blue cotton and linen blend floral embellished asymmetric dress from Sacai.
Hybrid pieces are a Sacai signature, as the designer experiments with unique fabric combinations, colour schemes and innovative silhouettes. Having worked as a pattern-cutter under Rei Kawakubo for many years, Chitose Abe puts a fresh spin on classic staples and focuses on creating truly original shapes that remain wearable and comfortable. Crafted in Japan, this stunning blue dress from Sacai features a round black-trimmed neck, short sleeves, a belted waist, a pleated skirt with an asymmetric hem and a multicoloured floral print.
The Sacai aesthetic is an experimental mix of contrasting fabrics, unique silhouettes and unexpected references. Chitose Abe spent many years working as a pattern-cutter under Rei Kawakubo, which the designer claims taught her the importance of creating original pieces that are innovative yet timeless and can be worn for any occasion. This intriguing black and blue cotton blend deconstructed dress from Sacai's SS18 collection features a sleeveless design with a ruffle trimming, an adjustable belted waist, a knee length, an asymmetric hem and a raw-edge panelled design with faux buttons, flap pockets and pleats.
Capturing Chitose Abe’s vision of merging unexpected materials and silhouettes, this knitted sweater dress is a Sacai poster child piece. Based on a classic sweater with a ribbed round neck, hem and cuffs, the hem is elongated, turning the piece into a dress. An abstract textured embroidery unveils the designer’s penchant for far-fetched prints and patterns.
Deep blue wool embroidered dress from Sacai.