Read 'SA.P.C.AI.'. Now look again - that is a clever portmanteau created by the Japanese brand Sacai and French ready-to-wear label A.P.C. to mark their new collaboration. Marrying the denim and nylon which are held dear by both labels' devoted followers, a new unisex collection pushes the boundaries of wearability by giving twists to wardrobe classics.
Having previously called upon a disparate and varied range of collaborators, including Carhartt WIP, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop and Kid Cudi, this new chapter of the on-going Interaction project is set to go down a treat. Sacai, founded and designed by Chitose Abe, brings her hybridised aesthetic to A.P.C., together with their shared eye for technical details. Jersey hoodies feature slits at the side revealing a multitude of zips, denim skirts reveal a pleated underskirt. More everyday essentials in denim, such as the jacket, dress and all-important tote bag, are re-contextualised into A.P.C. and Sacai's new hybrid world. Giving you full bang for your buck, the new SA.P.C.AI. logo can be found throughout.
A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou explained in a statement:
'This Interaction is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and Sacai came together, interweaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call "wearability" as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned.'
Stay tuned: Sacai's Abe is set to reveal their debut as guest designer for Jean Paul Gaultier later this year.