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Neiman Marcus Shows Akris at the pARTy

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Akris S/S 2015 RTW Runway at the Phoenix, Art Museum, Photo by AZ Style Girl

Akris S/S 2015 RTW Runway at the Phoenix Art Museum, Photo by AZ Style Girl

When Neiman Marcus shows the Akris spring/summer 2015 ready to wear collection on a make shift runway at the Phoenix Art Museum, it’s nothing less than a prelude to a pARTy.  This year the luxury retailer showed the designer collection at the Phoenix Art Museum’s annual benefit gala, which was the first time a fashion show was presented at the event.

Neiman Marcus Shows Akris at the pARTy, Photo by AZ Style Girl

Neiman Marcus Shows Akris at the pARTy, Photo by AZ Style Girl

Guests were dressed to the nines for this black tie affair and didn’t let the rainy day weather curb their style.  Prior to the show guests mingled in the Andy Warhol exhibit, sipped champagne, and noshed on hors-d’oeuvres.  The fashion choices ranged from elegance (a floor length teal gown accessorised with a gorgeous Fendi baguette bag), to those who supported Warhol (Campbell’s Soup ties were in full force).

Akris Opening Runway Look, Photo by AZ Style Girl

Akris Opening Runway Look, Photo by AZ Style Girl

Although I cannot confirm what happened at the pARTy, as I’m a working girl not a high roller (tickets were a pretty penny), I can vouch for the fashion. Akris is a family run design house based out of Switzerland.  Currently two brothers Albert Kriemler, head of design, and Peter Kriemler, head of finances, are running the show.  Neiman Marcus pulled looks from Albert’s spring/summer 2015 ready to wear collection, which showcased a clean minimal color palette and design aesthetic. 

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It was a beautiful show enjoyed by all (to include the Governors muscly security guard), and hopefully a show of fashion will become a static affair to the Phoenix Art Museums pARTy each year.  In the meantime I’ll be supporting the look of Albert’s Akris spring/summer 2015 ready to wear collection by rocking visors, cutouts, and perforated fashion.

 

 

A Review of the Target + Neiman Marcus Collection

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After months of anticipation the day has come for this collaboration to come to life.  I hit a very lovely Target store early this afternoon to scope things out in person.  I asked a sales associate where the collection would be and was surprisingly directed to a crammed display in the back of the store.  The location on this setup seemed odd, however it appears the same goes in many if not all stores.  As a consumer I expected more.

Now, moving on to the actual pieces.  My number one biggest let down is the Oscar de la Renta tote.  It’s nothing like I thought it would be.  When I saw it on display I thought someone was playing a joke.  I observed another shopper come to the same sad realization.  Our hopes for a beautiful Oscar piece had been crushed.  My other disappointments were the Judith Leiber compact mirror and the Marc Jacobs pouch.  The compact is of miniscule size and the pouch is nice in theory, but not for the price.

Now on to the good.  The Alice + Olivia bike is cool if that’s your thing and the luggage is small but unique looking.  The Thom Browne women’s blazer, Brian Atwood Gloves, and Derek Lam slippers are my personal favorites.

I would say the best thing about this collection goes to the little girls.  The dresses done by Marchesa and Jason Wu are beautiful.  If you have a little fashionista on your shopping list these pieces are for them.  My absolute favorite, hands down, is the Marchesa beaded dress.