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Akris x Hauser & Wirth

Akris x Hauser & Wirth

On Wednesday. 3rd April, Akris creative director, Albert Kriemler, hosted a private view of the new Geta Brătescu exhibition “The Power of the Line” at the London branch of Hauser & Wirth gallery.

Albert Kriemler presented his Akris SS19 collection, a homage to Geta Brătescu, in a runway show, followed by a private dinner at Mayfair nightclub LouLou’s.Gallerists Ursula Hauser and Manuela Wirth wore Akris SS19 for the occasion.

The exhibition features an important body of works from the past decade, during which time Brătescu focused predominantly on working with the line. Here, Albert Kriemler sees a direct connection to the creative process in fashion. «Drawing lines is at the start of a design and expresses the silhouette”, he says.

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After cocktails, guests were greeted with a personal message and welcome speech from Albert Kriemler, followed by a conversation with Marian Ivan, gallerist of Geta Brătescu, revealing how Art and Fashion intertwine.

The exhibition was conceived over the last year in conjunction with the artist, a direct coincidence with the time when Albert Kriemler designed his collection in collaboration with Geta Brâtescu.

See the inspiration in the following video:

At the dinner, Imran Amed, CEO of The Business of Fashion made an appearance to chat with Albert Kriemler.   

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