Celebrating 10 Years of Ai

Celebrating 10 Years of Ai

When Akris launched its iconic Ai bag in 2010, the response was overwhelmingly positive. It’s since become one of the most beloved designs within Akris accessories.

The Ai introduced woven horsehair fabric into the Akris family - a rare and resilient material. Albert’s approach was to translate the functionality of a traditional tote but add architecture to the shape by making the sides foldable in and outwards to a trapezoid, a signature derived from the A in Akris. It thoughtfully embodies his belief that “functionality is beautiful.”

These extraordinary handbags are produced by craftsmen in Germany. The detailed process starts with horsehair being combed and hand-sorted, carefully selecting each piece. From there, it’s woven by a machine dating back to the early 1800’s. Precious is the material, as only one meter (three feet) of fabric can be produced in a day.

 

 

Celebrate 10 years of Ai by discovering the whole collection here.

 

From A to Icon

From A to Icon

While approaching the 10-year anniversary of the Ai bag, Akris Creative Director Albert Kriemler set out to create something special to commemorate the...

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The Bags to Carry the Holiday Spirit

The Bags to Carry the Holiday Spirit

There is no better gift than a great handbag with that special je-ne-sais-quoi. It highlights your every day wardrobe, carries all the small...

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For The Love Of Horses

For The Love Of Horses

Since the launch of the first Ai handbag, Albert Kriemler has made horsehair an Akris accessories signature.  We celebrate the...

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