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The Alkires combine fashion and fine art through their distinct backgrounds and combined interpretation 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, 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 retail atelier where they work one-on-one with walk-in and private appointment clients. They also frequently travel to hold private sales around the US for discerning clients.

Recently, the designers were named to the 2016-2018 CFDA {Fashion Incubator} 4.0 and were granted the Made in NY mark of distinction. In 2015,  the designers won The Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for Womenswear and the Design Entrepreneur NYC Israel Goldgrub Award. Other accolades include the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, the W Hotels Fashion Next program, multiple Swarovski sponsorships, and a collection review by the Museum of Fine Art Boston. 

"...the Next Wave of Young American Designers" - Vogue
"Top Picks from New York Fashion Week Designers on the Rise" - Vogue
"One to Watch" - Harper's Bazaar

ACHIEVEMENTS
CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} 4.0
MADE IN NY: FASHION
DESIGN ENTREPRENEURS NYC - Israel Goldgrub Award
THE FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL - Rising Star Award
ECCO DOMANI FASHION FOUNDATION - Womenswear
W HOTELS FASHION NEXT
SWAROVSKI SPONSORSHIP