A full color filled the catwalk the new Fall-Winter collection of Akris at Paris Fashion Week, unlike its collection last year, the brand has opted for the joy of bright colors. We can enjoy the romanticism of knitting, silk or velvet that intermingle with other fabrics such as leather.
Albert Kriemler, creative director of Akris, is a visionary of haute couture, 35 years after having joined the now ultra-luxurious firm, Kriemler, has managed to consolidate the brand by building one of the largest fashion houses, the firm Akris, and has turned it into a global empire that today is part of the illustrious list that integrates the world of haute couture thanks to its modern and feminine designs and its exquisite and peculiar fabrics.
True to that aura of artist that precedes it, he is not inspired by trends, but by the universe that surrounds him. That’s why he travels around the world looking for inspiration. Kriemler chose Vienna around 1900-1918 as a starting point for inspiration this season that transfers from his drawing board to garments
Kriemler sees those years as a moment of progress for women, not different from ours. He described the period as the “birth of modernism,” noting that it was not minimal. “There was still the wealth of art nouveau and the romance of before.” . . . “It gave him a lot to work with, but being rather a minimalist, Kriemler handled it subtly.
Insistent in using only the best fibers, quality and simplicity, the brilliant designer always travels with samples of fabrics that help him identify and recognize the way in which each material is affected by variations in lighting, temperature and environmental conditions. . For example, the famous gold leaf of Klimt appeared as a simple powder in a lace tunic and trousers of St. Gallen, and just a reflection inside a kangaroo leather coat, although it is worth noting that the coat It was really reversible.
The functionality was apparently another characteristic of the time. The quality materials and the unique sense of craftsmanship have established Akris as an attraction for women in search of clothes with quiet confidence. This was a lively collection in color and design, including a bold black and white stripe impressively constructed from horizontal strips of felted wool stitched in vertical stitches from shoulder to hem, which fits very well with Kriemler’s repertoire of the XXI century of simplified dress and simple clothing. The exception was the St. Gallen lace cardigan, which Kriemler said he modeled according to the styles seen by the Viennese ladies of the 1910s, including salonnières such as Berta Zuckerkandl and Alma Mahler Werfel, who have been more or less lost from the story while the men who welcomed-Klimt et al.-enjoy lasting fame.
This is how he and his Akris team have conceived and presented the public among portraits of Egon Schiele aligned on the back of the track, an elegant and timeless clothing that combines functional elements with a rabid modernity, always keeping in mind the “typical Woman” of today. Kriemler presents an off-road woman who stomps on the catwalk who can wear skirts above the knee, pants and dresses that she uses as high-top boots.
Even so, Kriemler is not just a firm for famous and powerful women. It is also one of the best-selling brands in the most luxurious shopping centers around the world. With presence in American stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue for example, Akris seems a magnet that attracts all kinds of women.
Kriemler has found a way to express his creativity and artistic skill by creating authentic works of art to wear.