Mood board: Backstage at the Akris show, Albert Kriemler’s mood board was neatly plastered with completed work and in-progress sketches by Sou Fujimoto, one of the many architects that the Swiss designer is both obsessed and inspired by. Fujimoto’s clean lines and work with transparency informed not only the white-scaffolding set wrapped in live green plants but also Kriemler’s plastic-tiled, cork shingled and knit-pleated clothes.
Best in show: There were great moments of stone-shaped perforation that had been laser cut into the shoulders or knit tops or crisp cotton shirts but the best looks in this show were created from Kriemler’s custom-made red and white flecked tweed that were inspired by Fujimoto red pen sketches.
Finishing touches: Flat lace-up leather shoes in navy and black were given a sporty edge with rugged white soles. Meanwhile, Akris’ A-frame bag, forever the architectural emblem of the house, is now cut in perforated leather or in shiny visor-like sheer plastic.