Akris presented its latest collection at the historic Musee d’Art Moderne de Paris.
Creative Director Albert Kriemler gained inspiration for the stunning set from Les abres cubistes (cubist tree)—a work created for the Robert Mallet-Stevens garden at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernesin Paris by the French sculptors Jan and Joel Martel in 1925.
Other creative inspirations included the UAM L’Union des artistes modernes—a key movement in European Modernism—and the artist couple Sonia and Robert Delaunay. Kriemlers uses these creative forces as analogies to Akris, and in his collection notes states that the brand would never come to be what it is today without the “exceptional tailoring, embroidery, fabric, and print collaborators.”
In the collection, we see these facets of the brand exemplified through looks of sumptuous ribbed cashmere, plaid wool, shearling, and techno taffeta—all featuring unique details like techno grids, trapezoid quilting or closures, stand collars, and patchwork. Bags and fabrics with peekaboo details, cutouts, and patterns feature cubes and the absence of them; looks are topped with a structured beret; and boots, both low and high styles, ground the girl who wears, sees, and lives in the art.