pfw: akris spring/summer 15
Albert Kriemler's spring/summer 15 collection for Akris was based on Suprematism, Kazimir Malevich and the geometric aesthetics of the Russian avant-garde.
The Suprematists wanted to place the pure feeling of individual into art through a visual language of simple geometric forms, and Akris designer Albert Kriemler embedded these forms throughout his collection in his beautiful tulles and cottons. The square, the designer explained, is the "best wrapping for imagination."
A tightly controlled colour palette of white, orange, nude and black ensured that the geometrical shapes were placed centre stage, Kriemler's objective was 'lightness' and the collection was definitely inspired by a minimal approach, even if that was achieved through a complex layering that played plunging shifts and suits against square-cut jumpers and trousers.
Taking such a focused approach to the collection ensures that Kriemler achieved two things. The first one, elegance, was present throughout. The second? It was to create a tabula rasa (albeit a more complex, textured cotton one) onto which his customers can paint their experiences on. If Suprematism is all about the individual's feeling, then the Akris collection was all about Kriemler's woman being free to paint the world in her own colours.
Text Bojana Kozarevic
Photography Harry Carr