There's the jegging. The skort. In fashion's vocabulary, a few portmanteaus have really made it as real words. But, if you're looking for mashups about a million times more creative (not to mention covetable), you'd better commit this brand to memory: Sacai.
Chitose Abe, the Japanese designer for the brand, has slowly been taking the label to dizzying heights with her brilliant, deconstructed clothing that feels as one-of-a-kind as couture but as cool as a thrift-store outfit. The standout pieces from her fall '14 collection tapped right into the part of us that can't make up our minds about what we want in a jacket. Instead of picking just a trench, an overcoat, a bomber, or a puffer, she's gone and created a whole new range of jacket types. The moto-biker-poofy-shearling-bomber (a bonker?), the yeti-lined-sleeping-bag (a puffur?), the side-zip-double-breasted-Perfecto-blazer (a blazo?) — it was a mashup of Franken-coats that made the particular Sacai show so stunning. Click through for our favorite combos from yesterday's show.
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Over-the-knee boots are almost unanimously beloved. If you're averse to pants, the leg coverage allows you roam free without the constraint of trousers. On the other hand (er, foot), the style adds an extra layer of calf protection over your favorite pair of jeans. No matter how you wear 'em, they're likely a staple in read