The brand I love: sacai debuts first bag collection (the movie)

For a long time, every time when I surf on fashion websites, some particular pieces have always drawn my attention. They were minimalist but yet complicated, for avant-garde silhouettes but at the same time very practical. The obsession? sacai pieces, those beautiful designs from the Japanese brand founded by Chitose Abe in 1999 and transformed in a hero brand of feminist empowerment.

Therefore, when I heard that the designer launched a bag collection, I was very curious to find out how it is.

To celebrate the launch, sacai have released a film by Craig McDean, with creative director Karl Templer, featuring models Alice Metza, Binx Walton, Jess Picton Warlow, Kiki Williams and Lexi Bolling (press play to see the movie).

The collection is available in stores worldwide from the end of January. And will be pre-launched at the pop-up store in Selfridges from December 5th.

In 6 styles, all in multiple colour and fabric combinations, from canvas through finely crafted leathers to exotic skins including crocodile and mink, the collection explores recognisable bag archetypes, cut and spliced using sacai’s signature ‘hybrid’ aesthetic to create something new. “For a woman, a bag is such an important part of her identity, so I wanted to create a collection that is an authentic expression of luxury but that brings something new to what is already a very busy category – a modern, playful version of true luxury”, said the designer. Chitose Abe played with shapes and functionality of the bags: and what is more fun than to have a tote, a duffel bag and a satchel, all in one?


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