Akris celebrates 100-year Anniversary in Asia

Swiss fashion house Akris held “A Century in Fashion – Fall 2023 Collection Show” at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures of Tokyo National Museum in Ueno, Tokyo to commemorate the brand’s 100th anniversary. The courtyard of the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, packed with the charm of art and architecture, became a runway. To coincide with Akris’ first large-scale fashion show in Tokyo, Albert Kriemler, creative director of the house, visited Japan. 

Creative Director, Albert Kriemler has a deep knowledge of art and architecture and has collaborated with talented and renowned artists and architects. The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, which was the venue for the show, houses over 300 valuable objects mainly from the 7th and 8th century. In 2001 it won the Architectural Institute of Japan Prize. The courtyard surrounded by beautiful greenery and ponds that adorns the treasure hall was the perfect location to present the anniversary collection.

“We are delighted to celebrate our 100-year anniversary with a first official défilé in Japan in the beautiful garden in front of Yoshio Taniguchi’s Gallery of Horyuji Treasures. My team found the perfect location for celebrating this occasion with our Fall 2023 collection that we have shown in Paris some weeks ago.” – Albert Kriemler

“We are also very excited and pleased about the new boutique concept of David Chipperfield for our new store in Ginza, which seems just perfect to move forward into the new century.” – Albert Kriemler

Aya Omasa, Makiko Takizawa, Maria Kamiyama