Albert Kriemler always does minimalism so well at Akris. For fall, the collection continued with the brand's signature pared-back aesthetic showing an assortment of looks that were simple but still oozed luxury.
The collection was polished, and models were sent down the runway with flawless skin, a simple brown smokey eye, and a side parting and hair slicked back into a low ponytail. The colour palette was beautifully autumnal with a suede all-in-one appearing in camel, and suede also came on ankle boots, which appeared throughout. Dresses were feminine and often sat just above the knee - teamed with simple skinny belts. Others came in long-sleeve turtleneck styles. Kriemler also incorporated fur into the collection, but where so many designers go wrong by making it look fussy, he managed to introduce it seamlessly on the collars of heavy wool jackets teamed with tailored trousers.
If you find you don't have the time to pour over the latest catwalk shows, spotting the biggest trends for Fall 2010 - don't panic. We've attended the fashion shows and designer presentations, spent hours obsessing over runway shots and videos to bring you our pick of the bunch, our Fall Favourites. Need to know this season's hottest colours, materials, looks? We have it covered. Look no further than our six chosen trends: grey, leather, military, neutrals, shearling and velvet.
To celebrate it's unique history, from the 7th to the 13th of June Bond Street will launch its Culture & Heritage Week, bringing together fashion, jewellery, art and antiques, all to be showcased in a series of events, private views, lectures and parties throughout the week. In collaboration with the event, Swiss label Akris will be delving into their archives located in St. Gallen, Switzerland, to showcase their rich textile history with Akris Boutique vintage pieces.
Renowned for its beautiful embroidered fabrics, St Gallen is considered one of the world's most important centres for fabric development, and it is Akris' partnership with the embroidery producers of St Gallen that results in exquisite collections of reworks or reinterpretations of past creations, with a modern contemporary twist. View the vintage pieces from the 7th-13th June on Bond Street.
Caroline Herrera has a new president. Caroline Brown is replacing Mario Grauso who left the company in September to join Vera Wang. From the beginning of June she will oversee the fashion house's global business which includes the pret-a-porter line and bridal wear. Herrera explained that the choice was easy as Brown "brings great experience to the company." More than qualified for the position, Brown boasts recent CEO positions at the brands like Armani, Akris and J Christopher Capital.
"We have taken a few months for this search to make sure we found the right person to take the house of Carolina Herrera to the next level," Marc Puig, chairman and chief executive told WWD.
The company is currently expanding its lines and stores worldwide with the latest store opening on London's Mount Street in February and Herrera hopes to have opened 17 more stores worldwide by the end of the year. Despite the economic decline Herrera is not worried in the slightest saying "I'm always confident and do you know why? Because women never stop buying. When you can no longer afford clothing, you buy fragrances or cosmetics."
This week, Akris celebrated 15 years of collaborating with Steven Klein on their ad campaigns with an event held at Bergdorf Goodman.
At the event, Daphne Guinness, who is currently the face of the Fall 2010 campaign, confirmed that she has agreed to appear in the brand's S/S10 campaign, too. According to Fashionolgie, she shot the campaign with Klein this week.
You had plenty of opinions about Daphne Guinness' spin in those Alexander McQueen's hoof heels, so now we want to know how you like her Akris ad. Steven Klein photographed the brand's Spring 2010 campaign, which features Guinness looking incredibly similar to her style for an Italian Vogue editorial from October.If you ask Akris designer Albert Kriemler, the trendsetter "emanates a sense of mystery and aristocracy" in the new shots.
While we're on the Guinness subject, let's point out that she might have called it quits with blonde hair, at least for the time being. She spotted at Miami's Art Basel over the weekend with black hair, which curiously hardly budged when she jumped into a pool - couture clothes and stock of diamonds still on.