Neiman Marcus Celebrates Akris’ 100th Year Anniversary with Runway Show in Chicago

For the first time ever, two weeks after its debut at Paris Fashion Week, Akris presented its 100th year anniversary collection in Chicago with Neiman Marcus with an exclusive runway show and cocktail reception on the evening of October 18th. The event was co-hosted by Neiman Marcus executives and Albert Kriemler, Creative Director, Akris, at the ultra-luxe Venue Six10. The all-glass building overlooking historic Michigan Avenue featured unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and the cityscape. All guests received a copy of Akris’ brand-new tome “A Century in Fashion.”

Albert Kriemler

“It is an honor to celebrate 100 years of Akris together with Neiman Marcus, one of our most valued partners for almost thirty years.” says Melissa Beste, CEO, Akris Global. “Akris is for women who know what they want and value feeling and looking the best version of themselves. These such women look to Neiman Marcus for their excellence in edit and personal styling. Albert Kriemler and Akris are delighted to celebrate the important and strong relationship between our two companies at the occasion of our 100-year anniversary in Chicago, a city of architecture, culture, and these women with purpose.”

The spring-summer 2023 100th anniversary collection marks a rebirth for the fashion house as it moves forward into a new century. The collection features revelations from its archive with unexpected details such as lace, ruffles, buttons, the cut of a shoulder, and the drape of a skirt seen through 45 different looks. Known for its artistic prints and interpretations, “The Hearts” collector’s print is re-imagined while Albert’s croquis – a reflection of his identity – appears on several designs with wit and humor.

“Craftsmanship, design, and elegance are three words that immediately came to mind when our customers think about Akris. Nearly thirty years ago Neiman Marcus became one of the first American retailers to carry the luxury brand. Season after season, Akris continues to reimagine its collections with carefully crafted, timeless pieces. It has been a privilege to continue our storied relationship and to play an integral role in this historic milestone,” says Lana Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus. “Albert Kriemler is a visionary and someone we deeply admire. It is an honor to have him join us in Chicago to co-host this special celebration and experience.”

In addition to the runway show experience, Neiman Marcus partnered with Akris for a special 100th anniversary collection consisting of 18 one-of-a-kind pieces, exclusively available to Neiman Marcus customers. Known for having a sophisticated, yet effortless aesthetic, Creative Director Albert Kriemler designed iconic silhouettes with exquisite tailoring, enhancing the evening pieces with shimmering fabrics to create a memorable collection that celebrated the brand’s heritage. The collection is versatile, elegant, and timeless – perfect for all aspects of a woman’s life.