Albert Kriemler has spearheaded fashion design at Akris for over 30 years. During that time, his ability to combine innovation with comfortable wearability has led to a subtle, sleek and modern aesthetic that appeals to a sophisticated, cultivated woman.
Kriemler joined the family business in 1980 at the age of 20. Founded in St. Gallen in 1922 by his grandmother Alice Kriemler-Schoch, the business was developed by his parents into a solid, well-founded company with prospects for future generations. Albert and his brother Peter Kriemler, head of production and management, have gone on to establish Akris as a quintessentially high-end fashion house for women of authority, appreciated by such clients as H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco.
In addition to the Akris Collection, Albert Kriemler creates the Akris Punto line and the accessories collection. Akris has been showcased on the runway in Paris since 2004.
Nowadays, says the designer, fashion “basically has to be simple because we live in times that are complicated enough as it is.” Albert Kriemler loves art, architecture, music, photography, and especially the landscape around his native St. Gallen.
Albert Kriemler received, among others, the Swiss Design Award "Merit of the Year", the Star Award of Fashion Group International New York for his Vision, Integrity and Highest Quality and, in 2016, the Couture Council at The Museum of FIT Award for Artistry of Fashion.
As an homage to the USA and the Couture Council, Albert Kriemler showed his défilé in September 2016 during New York Fashion Week, at Lever House, a landmarked International Style building.
- Akris Punto
- House of Akris