Akris Meets Africa – PFW Fall 2016

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Africa, Red and Orange have proven to be big themes throughout this season. Akris creative director Albert Kriemler has quite obviously fallen in love with these themes, leaving the following poem on everyone’s seats at Sunday’s show:

“Red is everything from orange to aubergine

Red is love and love is Ai

On my escape to the red earth of Africa I discovered a most fascinating fauna

Red is passion

Red is Adriane’s thread that leads us out of the labyrinth”

Akris FW16 - Photo FunkyForty.com Unlike many other shows, Akris was one where viewers could sit there and imagine themselves walking out in the exact outfit as shown and worn on the runway. Lines were classic but each outfit had a touch of something leading it away from the boring.

Akris FW16 - Photo FunkyForty.com Patterns on fabric were all African inspired – in general anything with animal print seems to be a good thing to have in the wardrobe next Fall. Love the fact “Kriemler” has focused on soft floaty fabrics.

Akris FW16 - Photo FunkyForty.com Note the fringe effect around the collar – a feature you will also see coming up in other shows this season.

Akris FW16 - Photo FunkyForty.com

Akris FW16 - Photo FunkyForty.com See the fringes on the sleeves – no minor detail this season is all about the detail around collars and sleeves.

Akris FW16 - Photo FunkyForty.com Some of the looks where like spotting a new species of animal – smile. Love the detail of the coat lining being same print as the dress.

Akris FW16 - Photo FunkyForty.com

DSC_0276 Note the direct influence from Maasai tribe with the collar.

Akris FW16 - Photo FunkyForty.com Just in case you don’t like animal prints – check this out – doesn’t it remind you of Mary Quant?

Akris FW16 - Photo FunkyForty.com

 For those of you that like Akris but not red – dark brown and leather also played a huge part in this FW collection. Love the pleated trouser detail and splash of fur on the bag.

On that note, hope you enjoyed this small preview of what’s to come and look forward to seeing what Akris bring us in Spring/Summer 2017!


Stay tuned for more Milan and Paris FW16 Fashion Week updates!


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    1. Thank you Nicole. I must admit seeing lots of red during fashion weeks has certainly inspired some red outfits of my own already – smile.
      Have a great start to the week. xx

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