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SACAI FW '21

Straight off the helipad

 

 

As we finally begin to whip off the sweats and move to the more glamorous side of life, Sacai has taken our return to reality as a return to the opulent. This season is all about the long, elongated dresses, tight silhouettes, matched alongside block-colored woolen bombers (oh, and don’t forget the always-appropriate platform boot). Recreating Tokyo’s iconic Shibuya Crossing, the show hits city-living; from the whirring of a Sacai helicopter in the background to the streets becoming the brand’s runway.

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As each model emerges, a squad is created within the (never-seen-before) emptiness of the intersect. Of course, this is a set – but the fantasy of the clothing: puff-sleeves, deconstructed sweaters, and flowing floor-length skirts, makes the notion of casual-wear all the more futile. Each piece is intended to turn heads, but it’s both the block red colorway trench with a red mermaid dress underneath which truly got us ready to more, alongside the full-denim moment, returning us all to the Y2K mirage this year has reflected.

The collection, alongside the show, is a dream-like scape made for the fairylike individual. All in all, one thing is clear –¬† the time is near; get out your Sunday best and let’s hit the streets, because post-Covid, every day can be a moment.

Sacai 2021 Autumn & Winter collection

All images courtesy of Sacai

Words by Grace Powell