May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Serene comfort summed up Albert Kriemler’s Pre-Fall collection for Akris, a cozy parade of soft outerwear and sophisticated but minimal separates. The designer imagined a wardrobe for easy, no-fuss travel, the type of languid trip his customer might make by train. With such a scenic view in mind, Kriemler printed landscapes on many of his items, from slim knit turtlenecks to silk shift dresses and double faced wool trench coats. The softness of these images also informed the textures in the collection, resulting in velvet trousers, cashmere blanket capes and simple mink jackets, all executed in a dreamy, warm palette of cream, pumpkin and grey. Work-appropriate daytime pieces were the focus for Pre-Fall, but a few dramatic evening options were included too, such as a sweeping bubble hemmed cape dress, a feminine grey lace sheath and an alluring slashed bodice LBD.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: A-line / Slim / Relaxed
Color: Pure white / Black / Grey / Cream / Beige / Pumpkin / Cranberry / Camel
Key Items: Zip-up sweaters / Knit capes / A-line silk dresses / Printed button up blouses / Fur coats / Full trousers / Cropped jackets / Slim knit turtlenecks / Straight skirts / Blanket coats
Materials: Double faced wool / Cashmere knits / Lace / Leather / Fur / Silk / Velvet / Bouclé
Print + Pattern: Photo prints / Stripes
Details + Trim: Zippers / Cutouts / Drawstrings
Accessories + Footwear: Knit scarves / Ankle boots / Leather shoulder bags / Driving gloves / Slim leather belts / Soft ostrich leather clutches / Opaque hosiery
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