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Cartier Creates A Special Trinity Collection for Sacai’s Chitose Abe

The six-piece limited-edition collection was unveiled during Sacai’s Fall/Winter 2022 runway show.

Mar 09, 2022 | By Joseph Low
Cartier Trinity for Chitose Abe of Sacai
Image: Cartier

The Trinity for Chitose Abe of fashion label Sacai is the coming together of two tastemakers of the luxury industry. In partnering with Cartier, the designer debuted her Fall/Winter 2022 collection with models wearing jewellery pieces from this special collaboration. In total, six limited-edition selections are available: two rings, a bracelet, a choker, an earring, and a versatile piece that can be worn as an earring or a ring.

Explaining the joint creative endeavour, Cartier says, “Everything came together 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.”

Cartier Trinity for Chitose Abe
Image: Cartier

The result of this exchange of ideas saw Cartier reimagining its iconic Trinity collection, which was first created close to a century ago. When Cartier unveiled the first Trinity ring, it immediately became the talk of the town because the design was unlike any of Cartier’s bejewelled pieces. The ring had clean, simple lines that appealed to both genders and could easily elevate any outfit.

Similar to the design ethos of Abe for Sacai, where her Fall/Winter 2022 collection questions the idea of “masculine” and “feminine” dressing, Cartier had already set the motion of blurring the lines of gendered styling with the Trinity collection.

“The famous chromatic trilogy of the white, yellow and rose gold rings is truly present. What changes is the shape and distortion of the rings: their position on the skin and their function,” says Cartier of the Trinity collection’s latest iteration.

Cartier Trinity for Chitose Abe
Image: Cartier

For example, the original three-bangled ring is deconstructed to fit more than one finger. This gives the collection a new look and feel but still rooted in the Trinity’s original intention of being minimal and intimate.

This collaboration with Abe marked the first time Cartier worked with a fashion designer to create a collection. Could this pave the way for more collaborations in the future? Arnaud Carrez, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Cartier International, says, “We would never say never when it comes to future designs, but we see this as more of a ‘one-off’ and the final question is always, is this Cartier?”

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