January 20, 2009 New York
After a stellar 2008 that included a million-dollar trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman, 2009 is off to a good start for Akris: Angelina Jolie wore a suit from the Swiss label to a Benjamin Button premiere this week. Not one to let things go to his head, designer Albert Kriemler kept things down-to-earth with a pre-fall lineup of great-looking items like a slim ski pant or sporty jackets in rain-resistant silk lined with cashmere. The collection's sheared mink coats were a clever marriage of subtlety and luxury.
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