Alice Kriemler-Schoch launched Akris in Switzerland in 1922, using letters from her name as the brand's label. Now led by the third generation of the Kriemler family, Akris still hires local artisans to create its clothing and handbags, lending to the clean, understated style of both Akris and relaxed sportswear line Akris punto.
Akris punto—the sportswear line from Akris—represents a relaxed take on understated luxury. The house's pared-down silhouettes for women and men are crafted from exquisite textiles (many of which are developed in the brand's hometown of St. Gallen, Switzerland), and range in color from everyday neutrals to vibrant hues. Black wool dresses, stretch-crepe pants and houndstooth blazers fit right in at the office while novelty-printed blouses, detailed leather jackets and boldly colored coats liven up any look. When the weekend rolls around, swap out your sweatshirt and leggings for an Akris punto cotton tunic, hooded sweater and stretch jersey pants—the effect is elevated comfort at its best. Shop Nordstrom's women's designer clothing for Akris punto and other top designers.