Prêt-à-Porter Fall 2009:
I really enjoyed the Akris show at the Musée de l’Homme. Designer Albert Kriemler created a look that was polished, structured and sensual. The collection was marked by trapezoids and geometric design. From the quilting of a red bomber jacket (above) and the buckle of a belt to the opaque body and sheer tulle sleeves of his wool dresses, Mr. Kriemler’s architectural inspiration was apparent in nearly every piece. Fusions of soft gray, purple and wine colors added warmth and further dimension to the fabrics and sophisticated design.
I found it all very wearable and ideal for women Chic Over 40. Though the clothing is different from Alber Elbaz’s recent collection for Lanvin, both Mr. Kriemler and he have a great sense for what the chic modern woman wants and needs in her clothing.
Backstage, I congratulated Albert Kriemler on a strong show, and I also said hello to Didier Grumbach, President of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in France.
photos by Marie Goujon