Daphne Guinness for Akris

By  December 09, 2009

Akris has announced that fashion muse Daphne Guinness will be the new face of its first handbag line, being introduced for spring/summer 2010. Continuing the brand’s fifteen year collaboration with photographer Steven Klein, the ad campaigns will air from February.

 

Akris designer, Albert Kriemler, told us why he chose Daphne.
“For one, Daphne is a beautiful and intriguing woman – a fashion icon in her own right. I have seen her photographed by Steven before, she emanates a sense of mystery and aristocracy – there is more to the picture than meets the
eye”.
The handbags, Ai and Amata, are  the Akris signature trapezoidal-shape and made of horsehair fabric. Daphne will model the spring/summer 2010 ready-to-wear collection while showing off the fabulous handbag and clutch.

The distribution includes, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as department stores in Japan and exclusive retail boutiques all
over the world.