It’s exciting to watch designers like Julie and Jason Alkire, the married design duo behind Haus Alkire, grow and evolve. For fall, they were inspired by Henry Bumstead, the art director and production designer behind such iconic films such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” So how does Bumstead’s work translate into a fashion collection? Through the duo’s use of colors, prints and the attention to detail needed to create an iconic character. They showed terrific outerwear, most notably a colorful nubby tweed coat with fur pockets and a silver metallic topper with a chevron fur collar. The collection nodded to men’s wear with a suit in an oversized plaid in a tech fabric as well as a check print shirt with leather buttons. There were also great Hitchcock-inspired double-breasted jackets with a low lapel and nipped waist, as well as a dark yet romantic floral and butterfly print on a quilted dress. To add to the quirkiness, the Alkires collaborated with Neubau Eyewear to give each look a unique personality.
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