Working out how to dress women for the post-Covid era has exercised the minds of all designers this season. Most notably at Akris, a house which dresses women who guide corporations and international organizations.
Albert Kriemler went back to his roots this season with a collection that celebrated his hometown of St. Gallen. His brightest idea was a series of bold looks based on an antique map of the Swiss city.
Next summer’s womenswear collections showcased in New York, London, Milan and Paris – digitally and on the catwalks - were heavily influenced by life in lockdown, hankering for comfort, minimalism and inclusion.
Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
Akris, Switzerland’s most inventive fashion house, took a novel approach to fashion this season, with no live show in Paris, but a video about finding inspiration from the German abstract minimalist artist Imi Knoebel.
Four years after the event’s launch, the schedule for New York’s standalone menswear fashion week’s upcoming spring season has revealed a severely reduced line-up, clearly impacted by calendar shifts and lost funding.