Before March's founders met through working in a fabric store and quickly began to share daydreams of a space where they could house their wears and the perfect combination of their favourite things in order to inspire and dress the local community and those with an appreciation of slow fashion.
The store is a thoughtful curation of locally made clothing and some carefully selected homewares and accessories. The founders each produce their ranges in Melbourne for in-house brands Dominique Healy & Sunshine Symbol.
They are admittedly fabric obsessed, with a shared vision of letting the fabrics sing in styles that best honour their individual drape and beauty. The designers focus on smaller run fabrics because in the current fashion climate they understand the importance and joy of discovering a piece that is of limited supply, it makes one's wardrobe all the more special in their opinion.
Having worked in the fashion industry for many years, Before March feel that clothing offered at a similar price point doesn't tend to be as ethically conscious or considerate of textile choice and quality.
What they aim to bring to the community is high quality, feminine, luxurious and well priced items that have an individuality and difference from what might already be found in the area.