Conversation with Linda, Alex White and Albert Kriemler

Fashion and technology meet on the 4th Floor

6 25 2010

A twist of technology brought Akris designer Albert Kriemler to our Fourth Floor Wednesday morning.

Joined by W Magazine’s Alex White and our own Linda Fargo, Albert introduced and discussed the inspiration behind his Fall 2010 Collection. However, Albert wasn’t in New York; with the help of Skype, he smiled to us from a plasma screen.  Inspired by this intricate combination of technology and fashion, W Magazine’s Editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi virtually hugged the designer.

As Albert sat in his St. Gallen atelier, he mused on Swiss Alp views and how lake photography had translated to a short-sleeved dress (scroll down to see video of him discussing the dress).  While considering his vision, Albert commented that the “trapezoid crystals…reminded (him) of broken ice crystals on a lake” which transposed into integral elements of several of his pieces.  As the models made their way down the makeshift Fourth Floor BG runway, Albert gave insight into his Fall 2010 Collection and explained each of the looks that the models presented.  Alex and Linda, dressed in Akris, were impressed with the feminine and couture cuts of Albert’s jackets and admired the use of the eye-catching camel color – a key fall trend.  From Albert’s signature Ai bag carefully designed with woven horsehair to styles revived from his archives, the new Akris Fall 2010 Collection is full of inspiration.

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AKRIS models line up

AKRIS models line up

AKRIS, Double-face Camelhair Parka, Silk Rib Turtleneck, Double-face Skinny Pants & Belt, 212 872 8945

AKRIS, Double-face Camelhair Parka, Silk Rib Turtleneck, Double-face Skinny Pants & Belt
212 872 8945

AKRIS, Camelhair Gilet, High Waist Flared Pants & Belt, 212 872 8945

AKRIS, Camelhair Gilet, High Waist Flared Pan & Belt
212 872 8945

AKRIS, Trench Coat w Horsehair Pockets, Jersey Turtleneck, Double-faced Skinny Pants & Belt, 212 872 8945

AKRIS, Trench Coat w Horsehair Pockets, Jersey Turtleneck, Double-faced Skinny Pants & Belt
212 872 8945

For more details call 212 872 8945

For more details call 212 872 8945

AKRIS, Double-face Leather Trench & Cashmere Silk Knit Turtleneck, 212 872 8945

AKRIS, Double-face Leather Trench & Cashmere Silk Knit Turtleneck
212 872 8945

AKRIS, Quilted Leather Jacket, Silk Rib Turtleneck, Wool/Silk Pant & Belt, 212 872 8945

AKRIS, Quilted Leather Jacket, Silk Rib Turtleneck, Wool/Silk Pant & Belt
212 872 8945
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AKRIS, Silk Rib Turtleneck & Stitched Leather Rib Pencil Skirt, 212 872 8945

AKRIS, Silk Rib Turtleneck & Stitched Leather Rib Pencil Skirt
212 872 8945

AKRIS, Mountain Lake Print Dress, 212 872 8945

AKRIS, Mountain Lake Print Dress
212 872 8945

AKRIS, Double-face Long Dress w Trapezoid Crystals & Tulle, 212 872 8945

AKRIS, Double-face Long Dress w Trapezoid Crystals & Tulle
212 872 8945

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AKRIS, models ending the show

AKRIS, models ending the show

Video by ChipChickCom

For more on the event, read:
The Wall Street Journal
Chic Report
Chip Chick

To access the Twitter updates covering the Akris event, click here
To read about our Akris morning tutorial via skype, click here

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