Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cheap Thrills

When David J. Krause and Nina Zilka founded their label, Alder, they decided take on a different approach, choosing to sell directly to the consumer via their online shop, rather than dealing with the boutiques and showrooms that act as middle parties.  The result is a small but vibrant collection of fun, well crafted clothes for a very reasonable price; most everything costs between $50-$200.  For spring, the designers created looks that fused two disparate influences: the colorful fabrics of Mexico City, and the classic tailored garments favorite by your average preppy society girl.  I love the resulting neon-infused basics, which add just the right amount of flair and eccentricity to outfits that you can wear everyday. 


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