Dear Shaded Viewers,

I’ve been following the work of Chitose Abe for years, long before she was putting on incredibly strong catwalk shows in Paris. I remember visiting her shops in Tokyo and there is something about the way she creates her hybrid collection that has always appealed to me. There are 700 items retailing at Colette starting today. Jardin Sacai proposes plastic sandals with Mexican wrestler mask motifs, Be@brick Japanes bear dolls, some with teeth and those beautiful clothes. I fell in love with at 7,000 euros fall coat with embroidery and sheepskin. When you pass by be sure to go to the gallery, there are enchanting¬†objects made from recuperating and re-inventing cups, lights and furniture.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.