May 07, 2018 | By Lizzy Bowring
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Paris: Akris toed the line between abstract and artistic this season, maintaining the label’s signature minimalism while dipping into cubist patterns and tonal color combinations. Forest green, plum and tan were refreshing breaks from basic black, and designer Albert Kriemler kept his prints low-key but effective; abstract squares for a matched set, tonal stripes for a relaxed lemon-hued pantsuit. Patchwork daytime shirt dresses were wearable and casual with practical pockets, while vests and cropped jackets with leather sleeves provided structural contrast to fluid trousers. For evening Kriemler looked to sheer textures, and monochrome paillette-encrusted suiting was an interesting alternative to more overtly sexy chiffon mini-dresses.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Fitted / Relaxed / Slouchy / Boxy / Body-conscious
Color: Forest green / Plum / Cream / Black / Tan / Lemon / Tangerine / Pumpkin / Dove grey / Sable / Bronze
Key Items: Cropped vests / Slim trousers / Fur bomber jackets / Turtlenecks / Slouchy trousers / Shirtdresses / Leggings / Leather blazers / Skirt suits / Ribbed knit dresses and tops / Tapered velvet trousers / Funnel neck coats / Boxy cropped jackets / Sheer panel sheath dresses / Paillette dresses
Materials: Nylon / Chiffon / Silk / Jersey / Leather / Cashmere / Ponyhair / Velvet / Satin
Print + Pattern: Abstract plaid / Stripes / Color-blocking
Details + Trim: Oversized cuffs / Asymmetry / Zippers / Straps / Ribbing / Funnel necks / Sheer panels / Paillettes
Accessories + Footwear: Slouchy satchel bags / Hobo bags / Ankle boots / Fur handbags
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