Designer Albert Kriemler uses Akris’ famous St. Gallen embroidery and fine prints throughout the Fall collection
For the Akris Fall 2019 RTW collection, the show featured stunning styles with the best tailoring where outerwear and suiting were the focus for Fall.
“For us it’s a culture, not something we do to be trendy. But it is nice to fit into the moment better than anyone else,” said designer Albert Kriemler.
Kriemler’s two art inspirations this season were Richard Artschwager’s All in Good Time horsehair exclamation points and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Farbtafel prints of the early 1800s, which look remarkably modern 200 years later. Artschwager was quite loosely referenced in the first and last looks of the collection. Coco Rocha’s double-face coat was impressively inset with colorblocks of horsehair embroidery, and Dilone’s halter-neck gown featured a cut-out on the back in the vague shape of that declarative punctuation mark. The cues Kriemler took from Goethe were more direct: his prints appeared on a shirtdress, a ’60s-ish mod shift, and a pantsuit.
In contrast to those graphic seasonal collector’s items, the investment pieces stood out including an ivory pulled-wool coat that looked like shearling but weighed almost nothing in comparison; a black cashmere corduroy pantsuit with a fashionable oversize, boxy fit; and St. Gallen wool-on-tulle embroidery that looked deceptively like a cardigan jacket, worn with matching plaid trousers.
Let Creative Director Albert Kriemler guide you through the latest Akris collection inspirations. Get behind the scenes of the Akris Fall fitting session with model Coco Rocha and Dilone.