The prodigy of iconic Japanese designers Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons, and Junya Watanabe, Chitose Abe launched her own label in 1998, debuting menswear in Spring 2009. Famously press-shy and reserved, Abe prefers to let her designs speak for themselves, with her signature knitwear and avant-garde separates aspiring to appeal to anyone in any culture. Unexpected textile combinations and hybrid styles give t-shirts, lounge pants, bomber jackets, and sweaters an eclectic yet masculine punch.