sacai’s epic collaborations show no signs of slowing down, with the latest announcement revealing they’re set to link up with none other than Dior…
Featuring 57 pieces, the collab includes ready-to-wear, bags and accessories, in a predominantly monochromatic colour palette. Dior’s classic Saddle bag gets remixed, with fabrics like leather and nylon in olive and orange, plus pockets and strings added. The collection is set for release in November 2021 and marks the first time the two brands have worked together.
The collection combines Dior’s elegance and refinery with sacai’s modern technicality and adaptability. The Japanese brand excites fashionistas globally, and Dior designer Kim Jones is not immune to this effect. He said to WWD, “sacai is one of my first stops when I go to Japan. I’ve always loved [Chitose Abe] and I just think she’s one of the coolest women in the world. And we talked about doing this since I was at Vuitton, and then it finally happened. I love Japan. I haven’t been for over a year now, which is the longest in 20 years I haven’t been. I normally go at least six times a year. I always work on things that I miss doing in real life and seeing. It’s just a really key mix between what Dior and sac is, and it was a way of having a conversation through the pandemic.”
Abe added, “Dior is a very respected heritage brand which I’ve admired ever since I decided to become a designer, so its a huge honour. It’s also a brand that has historically demonstrated the history of innovation, but I’m sure that for a Maison like this, the decision to add another brand name to its own is not take lightly. Doing so shows that it is committed to always being innovative and challenging.”