The collaboration of sacai and KAWS for the Fall/Winter 2021 collection, marks the long-held mutual admiration and friendship between founder and designer Chitose Abe and artist KAWS.

The FW21 marks the fashion house’s deep respect for creativity, originating from the streets, that focuses on ideas outside of the box, rejecting preconceived notions and self-imposed rules. This season, we would observe Abe embrace the freedom to explore the transition from punk to hip-hop and counter culture codes in sacai style, throughout the pieces. The designer finds the common ground between two seemingly disparate and opposing street culture worlds, bringing together the world of KAWS to create “wearable art”.

KAWS artworks embellish sacai’s iconic silhouettes, that are true to their original palette and form, adding an exciting burst of color to any occasion. The collaboration was first inspired by the meeting of the minds between Piet Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent.

Along with simplified shapes, the series also amplifying the house’s signature oversized silhouettes and contrasting hybrid apparel structures. Bringing forward a fresh perspective throughout the collection, the collaboration calls for a dialed-up visual imbalance. Accessories like the elegant and classic silk foulard become an important ingredient in the mix, melding well with the staple jackets and coats. To round out the collection and not to be forgotten, is a first look at the Nike x sacai x KAWS Blazer Lows.

Check out the sacai x KAWS FW21 collection down below.

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