Abstract Prints. Julie Haus behind Haus Alkire was inspired by the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy in her Autumn-Winter women's ready to wear collection. The inspiration was disaster, as designer walked through the ghost town downtown Manhattan last Autumn. Here you will find “banksia flower” pattern, “dream tree” print and exotic skin, such as eel skin, fur trim and lizard collars. My favorites are long pleated skirts, long frocks, leather tops and dresses.