Nike Turns to Japan with New Sacai CollaborationNike has just become cooler than ever with a collaboration with Japanese label Sacai. The sportswear giant has turned to Chitose Abe, Sacai’s lead designer, to launch an exclusive capsule collection. The collection will include 8 limited edition pieces that combine Nike’s sportswear functionality with Sacai’s feminine sensibilities.
In an interview with Business of Fashion, Abe said, “I've always been inspired by original silhouettes and ideas that often come from utility, performance and sportswear. Nike is a classic and an original that has a purity about it and a familiarity to the silhouettes that they've created over the years, so it's a perfect fit with my aesthetic and inspiration.”
Chitose Abe with Binx Walton
The designer, who used to be a pattern maker for Comme des Garçons, is adding this collaboration to her resume just 3 years after Sacai first debuted its ready-to-wear line at Paris Fashion Week.