Founded in 1922, family-owned Swiss fashion house Akris got its start making polka dot aprons designed by Alice Kriemler-Schoch. In the late 1980s, her grandson Albert Kriemler took over and turned Akris into the brand that’s known today for its sculptural minimalism and rich textiles inspired by nature. (As a nod to its founder, each Akris garment today features polka dots hidden in the lining.) Kriemler also likes to incorporate art into his designs in playful and inventive ways, so each piece is a work of both form and function. Akris dresses, sweaters, jackets, pants, and tops add uniqueness to any wardrobe whether classic or contemporary. Bergdorf Goodman carries a selection of Akris luxury clothing and fine handbags.