Posted on July 11 2019
The evolution of Akris began in 1922 when Alice Kriemler-Schoch, a fashion forward and entrepreneurial woman, began making aprons out of her modest sewing studio is St. Gallen, Switzerland. Using local fabrics from the town, she soon began dressing the regions most stylish woman, one that is known for it’s exquisite cottons and skilled embroidery. Alice’s son joined the business in 1944 and named the house Akris after his mother's initials. At the age of 19 Max’s son Albert Kriemler took over the family business and is today the creative director of the label. Alberts passion is to design refined pieces for every moment in the busy woman’s modern life. He believes in discreetly luxurious designs that not only complement her body but express her individuality. His passion for art often informs his design process, having collaborated with various painters, sculptures, photographers and architects on his collections. Today Akris Punto is a global symbol of understated luxury and continues to design finely crafted pieces for the contemporary woman.