Akris, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, is an international fashion house founded in 1922. Akris has been owned and run by its founding family for three generations and is sold in upscale shopping locations and within its own luxury boutiques for women in major cities around the globe. Akris holds its ready-to-wear runway shows during the bi-annual Paris fashion week. The Swiss designer label is renowned for the exquisitely light-weight Double-Face, a two-sided fabric sewn together with invisible seams using blends of cashmere, cotton, silk, and linen. They are also known for innovative embroidery and digital photo printing techniques. The Akris main collection as well as its sportier sister line Akris punto are also available in over 500 points of distribution worldwide including the designer fashion boutique for women at River Oaks District in Houston.