Cartier launches its first capsule collection with sacai
The Trinity for Chitose Abe capsule collection is the first of its kind for the powerful jewellery house and was the initiative of Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier, who met the Japanese designer Chitose Abe, founder of the sacai brand, several years ago.
By Cristina D’Agostino11 mars 2022
A great connoisseur of Japan and its culture, Cyrille Vigneron chose the iconic Tokyo designer to honour this premiere. Hailed for her mastery of minimalism, juxtapositions of fabrics and her approach to volume, Chitose Abe and the creative team at Cartier have created six exclusive pieces designed to reinterpret the almost century-old Trinity collection. In 1924, the three-gold ring already challenged the notion of preciousness, where only the three soberly interlaced rings contrasted with the ostentation of the time. The capsule collection takes up the classic codes of the Trinity, but adapts them to new ways of wearing. Wrapping around the ear, encircling several fingers, the rings destructure the volumes.
Born in 1999, the experimental brand sacai became famous for its original way of working with knitwear. After eight years working with Rei Kawakubo and Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garçons, Chitose Abe quickly made a name for herself on the underground scene with her typical sacai structured lines. A regular in capsule collections, Chitose Abe has already collaborated with creative director Kim Jones at Dior in November 2021 on a Dior Homme capsule collection and has imagined a collection of 31 looks for Jean-Paul Gautier Haute couture autumn/winter 2021-2022.
This first Trinity collection for sacai was seen at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris during the sacai autumn/winter 2022/2023 show. Inspired by Cartier red, this exclusive limited-edition collection will be released first in Japan in the summer, followed by Paris, London, New York and Seoul in autumn 2022.
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