Editor Picks:  Meet this season’s Ai bags

Editor Picks: Meet this season’s Ai bags

When Albert Kriemler created his first handbag almost ten years ago, he established the trapezoid, derived from the letter “A”, as the signature shape of Akris and horsehair as the iconic accessories material for the house

 

A shot of color: The Ai in striking Indian Summer print

Indian Summer holds a special place in our hearts. The heat of summer is rebounding once again before winter comes, nature’s colors are so rich, and the light is glowing. This mood of sun-drenched Halcyon days is reflected in the art-inspired abstract Indian summer print that highlights the Akris Pre-fall 19 season. Screen-printed on a technical fabric with trimmings crafted in fine Italian soft-calf leather, the new Ai bag celebrates color. 

 

Color Check : The braided Ai

Tartan is a check pattern with a grand heritage hailing from the culture of Scottish clans. Tartans are criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. For Akris Pre-Fall 19, they are carefully matched in double-face knit, and in stitched and woven checks. And in the Ai medium shoulder bag, which is braided in leather, giving testimony to the craftsmanship in Akris accessories. Discreetly cheerful, the Tartan Ai bag features lively color bands glowing on a navy background, highlighting wardrobe staples and navy neutrals of the season.  

 

The Alps reimagined

Growing up and living in the Swiss mountains near St Gallen gave Albert Kriemler a deep connection with nature. He translates this affinity in modern designs and refined embellishments. Case in point: The Swiss Mountain embroidery in Akris Pre-fall 19 where the Alps have never looked so polished and minimalistic with a bold contrast in the textures of leather and embroidery. As every Akris leather bag, it draws from the artisanal mastery in Tuscany’s tanneries and the craftsmanship in Akris’ own accessories ateliers.  

 

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