When co-designers Kathyrn Forth and Julia Ritorto first met to conceptualize Acler, their common goal was to rebel against cookie-cutter digital design and bring the design process back to its fundamentally tactile roots. Each Acler piece is developed over a process of 12 months, and is subtly redrafted, and red-draped along the way, allowing the design to take its own form naturally. The end result is a meticulously constructed piece, which has an organic sculptural shape and an ultimately refined minimalism.
“It’s easy for a design to look flat or disjointed if you’re conceptualizing it on the screen. So we try as much as possible to step away and do everything by hand – from sketching the designs and draping them ourselves to drawing the artwork.”
Fall 16′ features a mix of feminine draped and androgynous tailored pieces for the perfect structural juxtaposition. Using beautiful fabrics sourced internationally, like Italian embossing, textured Korean acetate blends and soft washed silks, the collection leaves no detail undone. Black and white dominate the color palette, comprised of mostly neutral hues.