June 20, 2010 New York
Albert Kriemler took his cues for Resort from Jean-Luc Godard's Capri-set film Le Mépris. It made for an unusually unrestrained Akris outing, complete with a pair of vivid photo prints—one of the island's sun-drenched Marina Grande and another of a packed outdoor café—which he used for shirtdresses, horsehair tote bags, and, yes, capri pants. The prints informed a color palette lush with coral, aloe green, and a gorgeous azure blue, and the easy, relaxed atmosphere of the vacation spot itself inspired some of the collection's most winning silhouettes: a breezy A-line camel silk polo dress, a boxy cotton shell tucked into a slim skirt with an asymmetric button closure, and a three-piece bermuda shorts suit. Yes, there were more buttoned-up options hanging on the racks, but the Akris customer likely has plenty of those in her closet already.
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