KRATON is Auguste Soesastro's Fashion House established in 2008.
Kraton emerges to promote the best aspects of Indonesian arts and cultures to the international
fashion world, to ensure the survival of Indonesian unique heritage for future generations.
KRATON combines the techniques and fabric sensibility of a couture line and the practicality of
ready to wear. KRATON has a very selective distribution to comply with the highest quality and
Auguste Soesastro was born in Jakarta, and raised in the Netherlands,
United States, and Australia, Soesastro initially concentrated his study
on Architecture and Digital Arts for which he received degrees from the
University of Sydney and the Australian National Univesity, respectively.
He arrived in Paris at the age of 24 to study at the rigorous Ecole de la
Chambre Syndicale de la Couture in Paris.
Soesastro trained at number of major haute couture houses in Paris, then to New York to work for couturier Ralph Rucci before launching KRATON in New York City in 2008. Since the beginning, KRATON Auguste Soesastro has focused on delivering understated but authentic luxury in an increasingly mass-produced world. Crafted in limited numbers in accordance with Fair Trade standards, KRATON, meaning “palace”, is deeply influenced by the legacy of indonesian nobility, a rich and refined elegance manifested within everyday life.