Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Refined and still youthful, Albert Kriemler, creative director of Akris presented a covetable collection of luxurious pieces. Russian artist Kazimir Malevich’s abstract geometric works strongly influenced this season manifesting itself in the form of placed squares, rectangles and pentagons sophisticatedly rendered in tonal colour as the only adornment. Cropped a-line skirts and panel tops were updated with long sheer layers and uneven hemlines. Opaque leather, silks and cottons played their part in producing a dynamic juxtaposition against translucent organza adding depth to each look. –Elle Hankinson
Silhouette: Modern, streamlined and angular / Layering
Key Items: Duster coats / Pinafore dresses / Cropped trousers / Sheer skirts / Suits and sets / Tunic tops / Tee tops and dresses / A-line dresses and skirts / Shirt dresses / Floor-sweeping dresses / All-in-one
Colour: White / Sienna / Calcite / Silver / Black / Turmeric / Coral red / Blush
Print & Pattern: Cracked paint / Stamped rectangles on leather
Materials & knits: Leather / Lasercut leather / Cotton voile / Double-faced jersey / Georgette / Silk-linen blends / Organza / Plissé / Lacy openwork
Footwear: High-shine brogues
Accessories: Large peaked geometric visors / Roomy tote bags
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