Since the beginning of the year I am in charge for the
fabric source and development for AKRIS
and we are all pround to present the summer 2012 collection with a monaco / formula 1 theme. Have a look at the show in Paris from the 2nd of october'11 :
Les spectateurs - my prints for AKRIS Défilé summer 2012
New York Times /International Harald Tribune "Mr. Kriemler had some fun with his photo prints, including a sheath dress with a block of yellow down one side that, on closer inspection, revealed an image of racing spectators leaning precariously over the edge of the hue."
"At the Akris show, a real life princess was sitting front row. Princess Charlène of Monaco, who has been slipping her elegant athletic frame into a number of Akris ensembles of late, must have felt right at home when the designer Albert Kriemler chose a Formula One theme for his collection.
With the sounds of revving engines and music from the 1968 Steve McQueen film “Bullitt” filling the air, models walked down a racing lane runway in long and lean outfits that skillfully incorporated Grand Prix elements. The clever “green light” shantung parka that opened the show set the tone.
And while it might have been a sporty show, it was a sophisticated one as well. So a creamy white leather outfit just hinted at a racer’s jumpsuit or a nude crochet dress brought to mind the texture of a car tire.
Mr. Kriemler had some fun with his photo prints, including a sheath dress with a block of yellow down one side that, on closer inspection, revealed an image of racing spectators leaning precariously over the edge of the hue. The tire streaks left by a vintage car zipping across a shift dress created an entertaining graphic effect and the repetitive image of a speedometer on a cotton tunic top and matching shorts was another interesting option.
This collection was much more lighthearted than those seen recently from Akris and, by fully embracing the fun of his chosen theme, the designer won the fashion race."