She took her first steps in design with Junua Watanabe, at Comme des Garsons. An artistic director for Sacai, Chitose Abe creates timelessly unique pieces. The Japanese designer, launched Sacai’s first men’s collection in the Fall of 2009. Her clothes are noted for their unusual combinations in materials. During her last collection she married nylon and tweed in imaginative patterns. She runs 35 stores in Japan, while in the spring Barney’s will play host to her collection, thus marking her entrance into the U.S. market. See also the womenswear collection in the photo gallery below.