Akris F/W 2012

While big, bold photo prints have been Akris’s signature look the past few collections, its latest collection had a more geometric angle, with graphic prints and color-blocking patchwork. A decidedly more simple, sophisticated look inspired by Franz Kline’s Painting No. 7, the pieces were perfect odes to the American Abstract Expressionist’s trademark dynamism and easy movement. Aside from using pops of bright orange and forest green to draw the eye, designer Albert Kriemler opted to play more with textures—soft cashmeres, velvets, and wools were juxtaposed against sleek leather—to create an easy-to-wear, yet elegant line perfect for the season.

 

Katrina Tan

A brand manager and magazine editor with a love for stories. Always wanting to know the whys and hows behind the art and the artist, Katrina also runs SUPERVISION. As such, her days are usually spent with her eyes on the Net and the streets, looking for the most interesting/opinionated/all-around fun work.