Haus Alkire - 2012
Haus Alkire is a partnership between two artists, Julie Haus and Jason Alkire. Haus handles the majority of garment design, merchandising and textile procurement, while Alkire focuses on the colors and custom prints for each collection. The two collaborate to fuse their passions to create a cohesive womenswear collection. Haus is self-taught, and has been designing for over seven years. She is the designer behind Julie Haus, and through that company she has produced private label projects for Barneys New York and Anthropologie. Prior to becoming a designer she was the editor-in-chief of Spoon, a luxury publication distributed by Time Warner. Alkire has been a photographer, painter and graphic designer for most of his life. He has been designing digital prints for the past six years. Previously, Alkire was an advertising executive and freelance photographer. He also served as the creative director over all of Spoon Media’s properties, including Spoon magazine. Together the partners have a retail space on Broome Street in SoHo, the design of which was another collaboration between Haus and Alkire. In the shop clients can purchase ready-to-wear as well as the artwork used in the creation of the ready-to-wear.