PARIS, October 4, 2006 - Akris is an up-and-coming label headed up by Swiss designer Albert Kriemler, and it sells like hot cakes. From the show staged on Wednesday in the Louvre it's easy to see why. Program notes told the story: "This collection is all about transparency," wrote Kriemler. "What you see. Or don't see. Body conscious, feminine, but in new proportions and unexpected volumes."

Cut away tops, clean sheer touches, even vests of netting gave the clothes a legerity that seemed as breezy as a summer afternoon. White and nude tulle was spruced up with teal satin, flushes of crimson and even a scarlet leather top.

This collection had a youthfulness about it - a freshness that was totally natural.

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