CARTIER MEETS WITH SACAI ON THE RUNWAY OF FASHION WEEK 2022/2023
TRINITY FOR CHITOSE ABE by Sacai is first and foremost a meeting between Sacai’s designer and founder, Chitose Abe and the creative studios of Maison Cartier. The designers at Cartier took the simplicity and mobility of the Trinity ring as a starting point to deconstruct and reinvent it to achieve a new balance. The creative potential of the ring was explored through six modular pieces, which through transformation completely renew the style of the wearer without ever compromising elegance.
Trinity surprises every time. For example, this collection consists of two rings, a bracelet, a choker, an earring and a versatile piece – which can be worn both as an earring and as a ring. The famous color trilogy of rings in white, yellow and rose gold is still in full force. What changes is the shape and twisting of the rings, their position on the skin and their function.
The collection originated in Japan in June 2019 when Cyrille Vigneron, the president and CEO of Cartier, and Chitose Abe, designer and founder of Sacai, who have been close for several years, embarked on a creative exploration dedicated to the Trinity collection. A year later, this interaction has led them to present six designs that reflect their shared vision.
The limited six-piece collection made its debut at Sacai’s Autumn-Winter 2022/2023 runway show, during Paris Fashion Week. The show took place at Hôtel de Ville in Paris and was inspired by the iconic Cartier red. The exclusive, limited-edition collection will be released first in Japan this summer and then in Paris, London, New York and Seoul in the fall of 2022.
“In 1924, when the Trinity was created, it was very daring for a jewelry house like Cartier to offer its customers such a simple and intimate object – without gemstones. Since then, this three-band ring has been worn by all generations, both women and men. With this new collection, it continues its journey as a truly all-inclusive jewel.”
PIERRE RAINERO, Director of Image, Style and Heritage