Anchors Aweigh {Akris Resort 2013}

21/08/2012 § Leave a comment

Before we get all wrapped up in NYFW, I have been meaning to mention the lovely resort collection that Akris showed a few weeks back.  A Swiss label, Alice Kriemler Schoch founded Akris in the 1920s when she began manufacturing polka-dot aprons.  Today her grandsons run the brand, which is favored by some very powerful and very chic women — Dianne Sawyer and Condoleezza Rice are rumored to be among fans of the label, along with Charlene, Princess of Monaco, a good friend of designer Albert Kriemler — who need elegant, tailored clothes that can take them from board meetings to press conferences to the red carpet and back again.

Akris is definitely a label I have evolved toward.  After dealing with the somewhat limited offerings available to professional women, it’s become something of a personal mission to find labels that manage to be tailored without being too boring or boxy.  Akris hits this sweet spot and has the high-powered fans to prove it.  Luckily that same clean, tailored sensibility met understated nautical influences for a resort collection that is sporty, yet adult — personal favorites in this collection include that white suit and the beautiful silk shirt with a print that looks like sunlight on the water.  Well done indeed.

Images via Vogue.

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