Akris

HQ Address
Akris Felsenstrasse 40 CH-9001 St.Gallen Switzerland
Phone
+41 71 22 777 22 +41 71 22 777 00
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Description

Founded by Madame Kreimier

Belongs to Akris

the history

Akris is a Swiss company founded in 1922 by Madame Kreimier. It is currently run by the grandsons of the founder; Albert Kreimier and Peter Kreimier.

The brothers Peter and Albert Kriemler share the direction of the company, which is now in the third generation. Albert Kriemler is the creative director and Peter Kriemler is responsible for production and management, and since the end of the ‘80s, has continuously outfitted the firm with the most modern technology. At the same time, however, couture handworkmanship has in no way been reduced.

Akris has distinguished itself for it's creative, elegant and modern designs. It is the only Swiss couture house at present. Akris has it's New York showroom on Madison Avenue, and retails clothes through Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks.

In September 2003, a flagship store was opened in New York, with a gala party to celebrate.

The entire Akris collection is produced exclusively in Switzerland in the company’s own production workshops in St. Gallen, Zurich and in the canton of Ticino. With the launch of the new production workshop in Mendrisio (Ticino) in May 2003, Akris has expanded its capacity and employed additional tailors, specialized mainly in handicrafts. In the meantime, Akris employs around 550 staff all over the world.

Both collections - Akris and Akris punto - are created twice a year in the headquarters in St.Gallen.

In 1996, the Designer Sportswear Collection with the name Akris punto was launched and the company thus created a second label with its own, independent collection. Akris punto should make the spirit and philosophy of Akris accessible to a broader customer base and profits from the experience and years of tradition of Akris.

Akris punto can be obtained in the USA in the Designer Sportswear departments of Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue and in Canada in Holt Renfrew. In Germany, Engelhorn, Breuninger and KaDeWe, to name just a few, sell the range, and in Switzerland Grieder les Boutiques. Akris punto is of course sold in all Akris boutiques.

the mission

Akris. The name stands for a new kind of luxury. Unmistakably modern, feminine and discrete. Elegance, an uncomplicated silhouette and simple to combine - these are the charms of the Couture Designer Collection as well as the creative flair, the simple cut and the flattering materials.

Clear shapes and simple lines are the fundamental basics of the Akris collection and creative flair is expressed unobtrusively in each and every piece. Luxurious materials such as double-face, cashmere and silk, in their most lavish interpretations, deliver incomparable luxury and radiate the charm of reserved elegance and cultivated beauty.