Originally creating womens’ fashion, Chitsoe Abe introduced menswear to sacai’s mainline in 2010, a decade after the brand’s inception. Abe’s history as a pattern maker under Rei Kawakubo and Junya Watanabe at COMME des GARÇONS enforces her unique and adaptable designs. Abe uses her thorough menswear knowledge to create traditional pieces by “taking something familiar and making it into something unfamiliar”.