Sacai, spring 2013 – text by Silvia Bombardini

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Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,

There are woven cotton fronts that ease gently into solid knit backs, ribbed cuffs or drawstring hems gracefully finding their way to tailored jackets and pinstriped silhouettes. There are discreet, intimate blends of plaid shirts and cardigans paired with chambray or khaki shorts, a Chesterfield overcoat or a Drizzler jacket. Chitose Abe's relaxed, comfortable designs for spring 2013 are just as well superfine exercises of style, detailed and focused for a casually elegant attire. There is a fresh, breezy and masculine sporty vibe to be felt here, somehow maritime, with Madras and ginghams and stripes and blue, pink or yellow shades blissfully faded in the sun and salt.

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