The Alkires combine fashion and fine art through their distinct backgrounds and individual interpretations of each garment. Julie Alkire brings over a decade of garment industry design, development, and construction knowledge to the label. Supporting his garment design, Jason Alkire has two decades of experience in painting, photography, graphic design, and advertising.
The New York made garments are designed on form – draped and tailored concurrently with the development of the textiles and prints. Reflecting the designers distinctive structural, graphic, and poetic perspectives the garment construction is equally cultivated and discreet. Features include dual layered print fabrications, custom made fasteners, menswear binding used as self-detailing, made-to-order exotic skins, hand painted textiles, advanced tech fabrics, and dip dyed furs.
The partners previously founded SPOON magazine – a publication internationally distributed by Time Warner. There the designers developed research and story telling skills that they now utilize to create comprehensive inspirations for each season. This process enables the designers to invent unique, collaborative ways of designing their garments.
The Alkires live in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York City. There they operate their own atelier where they focus on working with private clients.
In 2015 the designers were winners of The Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for womeswear and the DENYC Israel Goldgrub Award for business entrepreneurship. The Spring/Summer 2014 and the Autumn/Winter 2013 collections were sponsored by Swarovski. And in 2012, while showing at the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, HAUS ALKIRE won the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award for womenswear, and was named to the W Hotels Fashion Next program.
DESIGN ENTREPRENEURS NYC - Israel Goldgrub Award
THE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL - Rising Star Award
ECCO DOMANI FASHION FOUNDATION - Womenswear
W HOTELS FASHION NEXT