For designers Kathryn Forth and Julia Ritorto, simplicity makes the strongest statement. We hear them loud and clear.More
How did you guys meet?
Julia and I actually worked under the same roof for years, sitting opposite each other as the head designers for different brands. You could say there was a bit of healthy competition between us—until one day we realized how much more we could achieve if we sat side by side!
What made you want to start your line?
Beautiful fabrication has always been important to both of us—fabrics that look lustrous and feel amazing. When shopping for our own wardrobes, we always found it hard to find pieces with a clean, elevated design and luxurious fabrication at an attainable price point. That's what we set out to do with Acler. Our aesthetic is clear, sculptural, and feminine.
To someone who isn't familiar, how would you describe the Australian fashion scene?
Generally, Australian fashion is a bit more structured and architectural. We like to take risks when it comes to fabrication and volume.