Peter Kriemler

President at Akris AG

Peter Kriemler

Peter Kriemler

President at Akris AG


Peter Kriemler is the global president of Akris, the Swiss fashion house known for understatement, refinement, minimalism and Haute Couture craftsmanship. Together with his brother, the designer Albert Kriemler, he runs the family owned company which was founded in 1922 by his grandmother, Alice Kriemler-Schoch in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

In 1987 after receiving his university law degree, Mr Kriemler joined the family business. Today, the brothers Peter and Albert Kriemler are managing the company together. Mr Kriemler is responsible for the management and internationalization of Akris, Albert Kriemler is head of the design team for the ready-to-wear and accessory collections and their visual appearance.

Mr Kriemler's commitment to a complete vertical integration and Albert Kriemler's signature has made Akris an incomparable collection coveted by women around the globe. Mr Kriemler is credited with bringing the Akris collection to Asia with subsidiaries in Japan and Korea, as well as developing the worldwide network of directly operated stores.

An important milestone for Akris was the admission to the French Chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode. The first participation for Akris at the Paris Fashion Week took place 2004.

In keep with the brand's strategy of fully-owned production, Akris acquired Comtesse - a multi-generational German handbag company specializing in horsehair textile accessories. This acquisition, just shortly after the financial crisis, has marked the 2009 launch of the company's accessory collection. In joint leadership, Peter and Albert Kriemler have expanded Akris to over 500 points of distribution including a retail network and select retailers, Bergdorf Goodman, where Akris debuted in 1988, Harrods, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as Holt Renfrew.

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