June 22, 2008
In May, Albert Kriemler's pre-fall collection for Akris briefly quieted retail doomsayers when it netted a cool million dollars at a Bergdorf Goodman trunk show. From the looks of Resort, the cash registers are set to keep cha-ching-ing. In addition to the house's classic full trousers, there was a new scrunchy, carrot-silhouetted pant. Kriemler took a lighter than ever touch in his perennial play with transparency, seen on sleeveless tops worn under tailored jackets, twenties-style pleated dresses with delicate meshlike panels, and a deep-sea-colored number with Deco-inflected insets that was a sheer delight.