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The ongoing collaboration between Nike and Japanese fashion label sacai has taken the sneaker and streetwear world by storm. And with more colourways of the Nike x sacai VaporWaffle expected to release this year, there’s no better name to explore than fashion designer Chitose Abe. 

Abe is the creative director of sacai, a brand which she founded more than 20 years ago in 1999. And while the label has been working with Nike for several years now, it was arguably the release of the sacai Blazer Mid and LDWaffle that propelled the label to new heights. 

The Blazer Mid, along with the LDWaffle, debuted at sacai’s SS19 runway show in Paris in June 2018. According to Nike, Abe’s goal is “to find a genuine connection that allows her to create something new and unexpected.” 

“Her design itself balances two ideas,” reads a release. “Stability and betrayal. Abe’s aim is to simultaneously give light to the familiar and the new.” 

Nike explains that elements of “betrayal” are portrayed through the use of features like a double tongue and swoosh. “Stability” is presented through familiar, retro colour schemes. 

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