Today the Swiss fashion label AKRIS stands as a definition of contemporary elegance, sought after by its customers for its subtle cuts and and comfortable yet elegant garments. For the Spring Summer 2017 womenswear collection presented during the ongoing NEW YORK FASHION week the label’s Creative Director Albert Kriemler and his design team were inspired by contemporary art. Earlier in 2015 on his visit to the Whitney Museum in New York Mr Kriemler has discovered the Blanco y Verde painting by artist Carmen Herrera created back in 1959, mesmerized by the piece the designer found the inspiration for his latest collection.
When asked about his inspiration AKRIS designer told, “On her 101st birthday, I met Carmen Herrera in her studio and we spoke about our work. I received her approval to design my next collection with the inspiration of her exceptional paintings. The starting point in my creative thinking is pure intuition. It started with „Blanco y Verde“. It is a process of choosing from a multitude of options the one that blends emotion and purpose perfectly. I set out to translate her abstract, geometric lines which captured my mind and heart into a woman’s body language expressed in a relaxed and refined wardrobe. “
The collection sent down the runway for the label’s New York Fashion Week outing, consists of fifty-four daywear looks with more than a few easily transitioning into an evening attire. See all of the looks after the jump:
All Images Courtesy of AKRIS