sacai Spring/Summer 2021

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Designed from her home due to COVID-19, Chitose Abe's Spring/Summer 2021 collection for sacai channels the brand's past and some of the designer's favorite styles and pairings.

After a highly successful 2019 collaborating with Nike, sacai and the Swoosh renew their partnership with even more silhouettes and colorways for the new season. A new Blazer silhouette with a cut ankle section, effectively making it a low-top, is teased in white/green as well as white/orange/yellow. The LDWaffle also gets a chunky update on the heel and is seen in colors like purple/blue and tan/blue.

Abe also partnered with American artist Hank Willis Thomas to use the phrase "Love Over Rules" on select pieces. The words were from a voice message of a cousin that passed away suddenly in 2000 and the exhibition donning the same name was dedicated to their memory. Speaking with Vogue, Abe said:

 "Even before the coronavirus situation, I believed in this idea. No matter your race, culture, or sexuality, love overrules."

Check out the looks below and stay tuned for more info. In related fashion news, an AI fashion designer from UCL created art in the style of Basquiat and put together an exhibition.