Fashion & Beauty

Sacai: A to Z

The first comprehensive and highly personal look into the work of Sacai, one of fashion’s most innovative and multidimensional houses. Since its founding in 1999, the fashion label Sacai has garnered a global fan base and praise from fashion industry titans including Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, and Suzy Menkes. Founder and designer Chitose Abe began her career working for Rei Kawakubo and Junya Watanabe at Comme des Garçons and has since perfected the collection of expressing her personal vision through fashion. Her ability to meld highly conceptual designs with timeless wearability has made Sacai one of the most sought-after brands in fashion today. Her complex designs resonate strongly and are inspired by familiar ideas made unique by her unexpected choice of fabrics, silhouettes, and proportions. Still holding a full stake in the company, she has maintained her creative vision by prioritizing detail and quality. This book provides an instructive look at the process of design from a designer who is comfortable with developing innovative approaches to fashion through an experimental signature style. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 photographs and in-depth essays by fashion journalists and collaborators all presented in A to Z format, readers are given access for the first time into the world of Sacai, one of the most covetable and multidimensional clothing lines in contemporary fashion.

About The Author

Chitose Abe is the designer of Sacai. Sarah Mower is a renowned fashion critic and columnist for publications including American Vogue. Sarah Andelman is the owner and artistic director of the Parisian fashion and style boutique Colette. Tim Blanks is the editor-at-large of Angelo Flaccavento is an Italian fashion journalist, writer, and curator.

  • Publish Date: April 21, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 236
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4498-2


" [This is] the first comprehensive and highly personal look into the world of one of the world's most innovative and multidimensional houses." -Fashion Magazine

"A retrospective that includes Sacai paper dolls, a manga-style graphic novel describing Abe's career pathe and even a detachable paper pattern, if you care to attempt your own Sacai (warning: the instructions are in Japanese.)"

Author Bookshelf: Chitose Abe

Author Bookshelf: Sarah Mower

Author Bookshelf: Sarah Andelman

Author Bookshelf: Tim Blanks

Author Bookshelf: Angelo Flaccavento