Using cashmere, silk and modern synthetic fabrics, Akris designer Albert Kriemler based his resort collection on the idea that he could simplify life for Cannes Film Festival attendees.
A featherlight, three-layer coat made of soft gray cashmere was designed for all occasions. The travel-weary could wear it for a stroll on the beach or a dash from the airport to the red carpet. A silver metallic shell protects from the rain and can be folded into a small package to tuck into a handbag. Besides, why weigh down an elegant dress with too much sophistication?
“I love when outerwear or coat pieces give that casual attitude to a cocktail dress which is more modern,” Kriemler said.
A pale silver bomber jacket with a knit cashmere collar had an ultralight puff thanks to a new cotton blend.
In addition to silvery gray, the Swiss designer drew on bright red, pink, blue and white. Building on the label’s tradition of reversibility, one piece conveys two looks and an upturned cuff reveals a bright splash of color.
More From Paris Haute Couture Week Fall 2017:
Christian Dior Couture Fall 2017: As the house of Dior turns 70, Maria Grazia Chiuri designed her fall couture collection an homage to the house founder.
Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2017: The collection blended Baroque references and rock ‘n’ roll — with a soupçon of 3-D printing.
Iris Van Herpen Couture Fall 2017: For her 10th anniversary show, the designer sent out aquatic-themed creations to a performance by underwater group Between Music.
Paris to Honor Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel Couture Show: Mayor Anne Hidalgo is to decorate the couturier with a Grand Vermeil medal, the city’s highest distinction.