It’s not that she shared any revelatory back story to her Sacai PRE-SS17 collection, which pretty much hewed to her signature mastery of opposites attract. Her presence simply helped form a closer association between character and craft. Abe had every reason to be proud of her homage to a crochet quilt; its colorful patchwork arrangement had been printed atop lace so that, from a distance, the openwork could have been either. As a poncho broken up by denim, the treatment was unpretentious and ingenious. In a similar vein, only upon close inspection might you discover hibiscus flowers embedded within a grid of lace. The collection was ripe with other randomness: trimmings borrowed from Afghan embroidery, smocked dresses in denim paisley jacquard punctuated with pineapples, and woven Mexican blankets turned into a parka. Abe blithely chalked up this mélange to the freedom that comes with designing in modern times. Sacai puts a fresh spin on the classic T-shirt with the pleated printed back version. Made from cotton-jersey, it has fluid accordion poplin back, which features tribal lace. The patch pocket at the breast further its contemporary feels, it comes in the classic colour ways of black, navy blue and white, all of which can be styled with denim for an off-duty look. Alternatively, elevate your weekend look with the pleated back T-shirt and the Dungaree skirt, a wrap denim skirt which falls above knee length, also features the pleated detailing is designed with a darker, raw-edge panel that gently flares outwards. Wear yours with a sweater and sneakers as seen on the current IT girls of the fashion industry, including, Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, Louise Roe, Olivia Palermo and Lily Aldridge. Using an unexpected fabric in the Pre-SS17, Sacai gives a classic silhouette a cool, contemporary twist. Cut for a loose, boxy fit, the striped cotton-poplin long-sleeved shirt is finished with a bib and pleating at the back. Tuck yours into the coordinating skirt. Famed for experimenting with textures, colours and cute to create clothes, the brand’s pleated skirt is entirely unique and timeless. Made from pleated fabric the skirt features an elasticized waistband and contrasting black side pleats. Highlight the rich, vibrant colours with the long-sleeved cardigan, when layered over the Collared shirt creates the perfect ensemble. The long-sleeved cardigan features a unique fabric combination and uses bold colours. Knitted from striped and plain coloured fabric with patch pockets and 4 oversized buttons, this cardigan turns to reveal a cotton back panel. Continuing with the unexpected fabric combinations, cut from breathable linen-blend, the knit top with ¾ sleeve and crew neckline turns to reveal cotton back. Pair with jeans for a casual, chic weekend ensemble. In addition, Pre-SS17 also sees the contemporary take on classic pieces including the short-sleeved boxy top with sheer lace back and dipped hem. It has been cut in Japan from lightweight linen-blend that feels effortless to wear and is complete with stripe detailing. This can be styled best with skirts or tonal denim. As well, the short-sleeved crew neck T-shirt turns to reveal tulle and silk triangle back, of which can be styled with the floral pencil skirt in either yellow or black, featuring an elasticed waistband. A fashion hit with all of the industry’s most influences, including, Nadia Fairfax, Halle Berry and Kate Moss.
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