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Cartier creates a special Trinity collection for Chitose Abe de Sacai

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The Trinity for Chitose Abe from the fashion brand Sacai is the meeting of two trendsetters from the luxury industry. In partnership with Cartier, the designer launched her Fall/Winter 2022 collection with models wearing jewelry from this special collaboration. A total of 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 effort, Cartier says: “It all came together in Japan in June 2019 when Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier, and Chitose Abe, designer and founder of Sacai, who have been close since several years, embarked on a creative exploration dedicated to the Trinity collection.

Cartier Trinity for Chitose Abe
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The result of this exchange of ideas allowed Cartier to reinvent its emblematic Trinity collection, created almost a century ago. When Cartier unveiled the first Trinity ring, it immediately became the talk of the town as the design was unlike any of Cartier’s jeweled pieces. The ring had clean, simple lines that appealed to both genders and could easily enhance any outfit.

Similar to Abe’s design philosophy for Sacai, where his Fall/Winter 2022 collection challenges the idea of ​​dressing “masculine” and “feminine”, Cartier had already taken the initiative to blur the lines of style. gendered with the Trinity collection.

“The famous chromatic trilogy of rings in white, yellow and pink gold is very present. What changes is the shape and deformation of the rings: their position on the skin and their function,” Cartier explains of the latest iteration of the Trinity collection.

Cartier Trinity for Chitose Abe
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For example, the original three-band ring is deconstructed to fit more than one finger. This gives the collection a new look and feel, but still rooted in Trinity’s original intention to be 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 other 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 ‘one-off’ and the final question is always, is it this Cartier?

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