Watch & Jewellery
Text by Kee | Photo courtesy of Cartier
Chitose Abe

After designing her first haute couture collection in a guest spot for Jean Paul Gaultier, we’re getting the feeling that Sacai’s Chitose Abe is thirsting for more career firsts on her CV. Being a strong believer in waiting for that right moment, the 56-year-old has now found one of those with Cartier. The storied Parisian jeweller, who has a track record of keeping ideas in-house, has tapped the Japanese designer for a reboot of the iconic Trinity that’s nearly a century old. The result is a limited collection of six rings and bracelets that expands on the idea of intertwining trio of bands. Abe kept the simplicity of the intersecting gold lines and updated them to appear like motion trails of The Matrix’s Trinity making one of her rooftop-jumping runs.


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