Sacai S/S 2013

Paris: Call it business in the front, party in the back. Sacai’s Chitose Abe cheekily played with differing front and back views for her spring collection. What looked like a skirt from the front was actually a pair of shorts with an attached front panel, and what looked like a simple, flat-front pant or walking short became a billowing version of itself in the back. Ruffles erupted from the back of a plain heather grey sweatshirt, and a cardigan featured a sheer back panel. Though now enhanced with complex piecing, Abe’s schoolgirl separates remained mostly the same. The sweet A-line dresses, pleated skirts and button-up shirts were still in heavy rotation, providing the offering with the charm for which the label is known. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: A-line / Layered / Long + languid / Constructed hourglass / Boxy

Color: Light grey / Lime / Pale blue / White / Bright red / Black / Royal blue / Navy / Olive / Kelly green / Teal

Key Items: Short-sleeved sweatshirts / Utility jackets / Fit-and-flare dresses / Embellished button-up shirts

Materials: Cotton twill / Sweatshirt jersey / Cotton shirtings / Railroad striped denim / Tulle / Lace / Fine-gauge cashmere yarns / Nylon

Print + Pattern: Scarf patterns / Narrow stripes

Details + Trim: Contrast back pieces / Ruffles / Peplums / Piecing / Contrast collars / Utility details / Accordion pleats / Layering / Hoods / Tightly packed strips of tulle

Accessories + Footwear: Lace-embellished ankle-strap pumps



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