Akris’ latest bag communicates aesthetics through function

Designed by Akris creative director Albert Kriemler, the new ‘Anouk Messenger’ adds to his growing range of discerning, artistically-inclined handbags

On the left a blue Akris ‘Anouk Messenger’ bag on a red platform and on the right a lady wearing blue clothing and a white Akris ‘Anouk Messenger’ bag
Akris ‘Anouk Messenger’ bag
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In partnership with Akris

Selbstverständlichkeit. That’s what drives Akris creative director Albert Kriemler. Natural style and fluid elegance. Sophisticated, functional accessories and refined, ready-to-wear apparel for women with purpose.

Established in St Gallen 100 years ago, the family-owned luxury fashion and accessories house is renowned for its rarefied, innovative fabrics and Swiss craftsmanship. Among others, Albert Kriemler’s designs are inspired by the textured façades on buildings by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, as well as influential artists such as Carmen Herrera, Geta Brătescu, Rodney Graham and Thomas Ruff. The most interesting pieces – the designer believes – can transcend into art forms themselves.

Since 2009, Albert Kriemler has applied his discerning, artistic eye to the Akris brand’s signature bags. Akris’ approach to accessories remains characteristically simple: functionality is beautiful, fabric comes first, shapes require meaning, materials should be unique. All techniques, aesthetics and values applied with versatility and refinement 

White Akris ‘Anouk Messenger’ bag in front of a red background

Akris ‘Anouk Messenger’ bag

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The ‘Anouk Messenger’, is the newest addition to the Akris ‘Anouk’ family, which also includes envelopes, day bags and clutches. Created with an elongated shape that can be worn as a modern and adaptable crossbody, the bag’s signature, trapezoid turn-lock – also seen on Akris’ ‘Ai’ shoulder bag designs – completes a contemporary, yet timeless form. 

Available in amber, caramel, taupe, pale rose, peacock, white and black, the ‘Anouk Messenger’ is made of the finest cervo-structured nappa leather and comes in two sizes, little and medium, providing a natural companion for every occasion.



Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.