In the realm of creative partnerships, sacai has undeniably dominated this year's headlines. Fresh off their wildly successful collaboration with the workwear titan Carhartt WIP, the Japanese brand is now setting its sights on the fast-paced world of sports cars, with a particular focus on the iconic Mercedes-AMG's Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, affectionately known as the Red Pig for its distinctive compact design and vibrant scarlet hue.
Debuting on the automotive scene in 1971, this now-legendary race car, a precursor to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, initially stood as the dark horse among industry heavyweights. However, at the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium that same year, the Red Pig defied expectations, clinching a surprising second place.
The collection masterfully blends the essence of the Red Pig, spotlighting its iconic badge-like ornamentation. Comprising wardrobe essentials that seamlessly transition from the racetrack to the streets, the capsule boasts T-shirts, bomber jackets, and a jumpsuit adorned with dynamic badges. Additionally, the lineup includes must-have accessories, such as tote bags meticulously crafted in alignment with sacai's distinctive design ethos.
Chitose Abe, sacai's creative director, explained: 'Our approach to purposeful design at sacai is always to explore quintessential forms and create something new. The purest intention is to start from the archetype, which also applies to collaborations, working with the original and the best in their respective fields. AMG is a true symbol of our intention, and this encounter comes with the deepest respect and admiration for our mutual understanding of innovative quality and pure elegance.'
This groundbreaking collaboration is set to make waves ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix in Las Vegas later this month. Coinciding with the event, the collection will hit the shelves at AMG Speed City in Las Vegas. For non-residents of Sin City, the entire collection is now available on Nordstrom.com, ensuring enthusiasts worldwide can snag a piece of this high-speed fashion extravaganza.