- July 25, 2012
Designer Albert Kriemler’s love of architecture is no secret to women who depend on Akris for multitasking wardrobe mainstays characterized by pristine lines, painstaking tailoring and luxe fabrics (hello, double-faced cashmere). And when store director Dianne DeVeny welcomes aficionados during the August 1 opening of a 1,700-square-foot boutique at Highland Park Village — joining locations in New York and Boston — the influence of American artist Franz Kline via sudden swaths of color and brushstroke-inspired patterns will also be seen. This event coincides with the release of Assouline’s Akris, a lavish exploration of the brand’s DNA by Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at the Museum of Fashion Institute of Technology. 43A Highland Park Village, 214.530.0004; akris.ch.
IMAGE: Akris Fall 2012