Akris is a Swiss fashion house founded in 1922 by Alice Kriemler-Schoch in St. Gallen.  It is well known  for refined craftsmanship of its womenswear and accessory collections.

The word "Akris" was derived from the letters of founder's Kriemler-Schoch's name. The company initially made simple, dotted aprons crafted on a single sewing machine.

In 1944, Kriemler-Schoch's son Max Kriemler took over the business and the company grew significantly when it began producing ready-to-wear collections, as well as the clothes for French designers Givenchy and Ted Lapidus.

In 1980, Max Kriemler's son, Albert, joined the company  at the age of 19 and took over creative responsibilities, while his other son, Peter joined as brand's global CEO, handling management and manufacturing. Since 2004, the brand is showing collections during Paris fashion week as the only Swiss house in the Fédération française de la couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode.

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