* 07 Feb 1960, Swiss, Fashion Designer
Over the years, I became good friends with Albert Kriemler. Of our first encounter, I remember that I thought him to be elegant and very sensitive. With quiet voice, he tells me about his philosophy of designing clothes. Albert is poetic and genuine.
Albert Kriemler was born in 1960 in Switzerland. He began working at Akris, the company founded by his grandmother, in 1980. Together with his brother Peter, he has made the company as Creative Director into a global and successful fashion brand.
Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT, says, “Akris is best-known for luxurious minimalism. You won’t find richer, more beautiful fabrics anywhere. But there is much more to Akris than luxury. Albert is obsessed with making clothes modern. As Linda Fargo once put it: ‘Albert is someone who has improved the quality of life through design.’ What women appreciate about Akris is that they wear the clothes, the clothes don’t wear them. Not surprisingly, some of the most accomplished women in the world appreciate the cool confidence that Akris gives them.”
Albert Kriemler received numerous awards, i.e. in 2016, the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion by the FIT. Although he travels a lot, his professional and personal base is still in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Source: Wikipedia, FIT