Julie Haus would like some interns, please. You know her name because every time you zone out in Saks or Bloomingdale's one of her brightly colored party dresses snaps you out of it. If you've been wading through the PR and magazine internships because you actually want hands on design experience, this one's for you. Julie needs help producing her Fall 09 collection. So, if you have a basic knowledge of fabric, you pay attention to detail and are generally enthusiastic and available at least two days a week, email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The internship is unpaid, but they'll sign off on your school credit and they'd love it if you could start now. Also, if you know your way around the garment district, this will be a million times easier.
Ecco Domani Winners Julie Haus and Jason Alkire Reveal Their First Designer Venture, Haus Alkire
Julie Haus and Jason Alkire are some of the most earnest, modest, hard working folks in fashion that I've come across. So I was thrilled to hear that they'd won an Ecco Domani award last week for their new collaborative designer line Haus Alkire--they deserve it. You probably know Julie's name from her eponymous line which she started six years ago. You probably don't know that her husband, Jason Alkire, has always been an integral part of the business and has created prints for the brand using his own photography. This past year, they decided to take their collaboration public, and created Haus Alkire, their first collection at a designer price point (Julie Haus sells at a contemporary price point)--which means the prints are hand painted in some cases, the designs more complex, and fabrics are more luxe. "We launched HAUS ALKIRE because we wanted to express ourselves while merging Julie’s passion with mine, fashion to fine art," said Jason.