Akris was first established in 1922 when Alice Kriemler-Schoch started making premium quality aprons – a staple that every woman in the 20’s and 30’s owned. Based in the embroidery capital of St. Gallen, Switzerland, she was instantly placed on the path to meet and collaborate with other fashion magnates such as Hubert de Givenchy and Cristóbal Balenciaga. Today, the prestigious label has grown from a Swiss-based, family-run fashion house into a renowned global name. Third generation heir and designer Albert Kriemler has been the brand’s creative director since 1980 and continues to keep its designs fresh and at the height of fashion.
Akris perfects the art of creating architecturally innovative clothing and accessories. Its waving lines create figure-flattering optical illusions, while the clean shape of its pencil skirts serve to further enhance a woman’s natural hourglass. Akris brings a fresh take on the little black dress by adopting a bold leopard print side embellishment, or giving an elegant cotton dress a low cut and leather waist-belt.