Sacai wins Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix

In the Japan, the Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix is the most esteemed of fashion-industry awards, and with nominations coming from the country's top fashion editors, journalists and buyers, it's also a barometer of worldwide success.

The 33rd edition held in late 2015 crowned Sacai designer Chitose Abe for a second time (she also won in 2007). This doesn't come as a surprise, as Sacai has been on everybody's lips, garnering praise from editors and buyers, while Abe was name-dropped last year as a possible candidate to fill the empty designer seat at luxury fashion house Balenciaga.