Sometimes in the Fashion Week ecoverse we’re served a show that has minimal bells and whistles staging or styling-wise, but simply serves up really, really good clothes that girls really, really want to wear.
Such was the case Acler this morning.
The Melbourne-based brand founded by former C/MEO and Finders Keepers designers respectively, Kathryn Forth and Julia Ritorto, has built momentum over the past two years along with a slew of fashion blogger and celebrity fans. (The most impressive example of the latter is Beyonce, who wore an Acler bustier on a much-snapped date night out with husband Jay Z.)
Following today’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Resort 2019 collection presentation, we suspect they’ll pick up plenty more.
Certainly, there were what we call in the business ‘fashion moments’ – a billowing bright fuscia dress, a spotted coat akin to a quilted doona, coats wrapped almost like obi belts over layered dresses and skirts in a way no typical woman would attempt – but the rest of the show featured universally classic and appealing pieces.