Akris 100 Years
A Century in Fashion – Act II

Akris Fall 2023 celebrates the second act of Akris 100 years. A surprising find in the archive, three boxes of patterns from the 1970s, inspires the collection - a dynamic moment of freedom and self-expression.

The Inspiration

An era of liberation. The 1970s. I love going back to them because they were the real seeds of change! ​

Albert Kriemler

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Akris. Fashion. selbstverständlich.​

From May 12, 2023, until September 24, 2023, the exhibition Akris. Fashion. selbstverständlich at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich will immerse viewers in the artistically inspired universe of designer Albert Kriemler's collections and give an insight into the sophisticated craftsmanship and technical processes behind the scenes.

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«selbstverständlich» is the German expression which, in the mind of Albert Kriemler, best encapsulates the aesthetic ideal that he wishes to accomplish with his fashion designs. For the creative director of Akris, the embodiment of effortless modernity is «selbstverständlich» – evident in the wearer and the use and functionality of the clothes.​

Taking the collections as waymarks, Akris – A Century in Fashion encompasses the house’s hundred-year history: its humble beginnings as an apron atelier, its ascent into the world of high fashion and its rootedness in St. Gallen, center of a once booming Swiss textile industry. Contributions from different authors, among them fashion writer Jessica Iredale, explore the history, uniqueness and forward-looking nature of the house. Photo essays by Iwan Baan illustrate its hometown and inside world. Choreographer John Neumeier and artist Thomas Ruff discuss their creative collaborations with the designer.

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Act I
Spring 2023

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