Alease Fisher Designs was founded in 2000 as a high-end women's apparel firm inspired by couture level interior decoration. Alease says, "My decorator, Keith Langham, found sumptuous fabrics when he was doing my house and I kept telling him I wanted to wear the fabrics instead of sit on them." Alease was able to track down designer factories that catered to names such as Bill Blass and Geoffrey Beene and commissioned them to manufacture her clothing line. She now combines interior fabrics with traditional garment fabrics in a collection engineered to make the wearer appear tall and slim.
The concept of combining the quality of couture with the ease of ready-to-wear was a hit with store buyers and customers. Within three seasons, Alease Fisher Design became the fourth largest vendor in the Saks Fifth Avenue trunk show division. The line has been sold in Saks stores from Manhattan to Santa Barbara. The clothes has been seen on The Today Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Home and Garden Television's Design for Living and in publications such as Avenue Magazine, Town & Country, The New Yorker, and Us Weekly.
When asked about the success of her firm, Alease replies, "We have answered the age-old question - what do women want? They want to look tall and slender, draped in cunningly cut, luxurious fabrics. Every element of a good garment must work for you - the cut of the armhole, the sweep of the jacket skirt, even the size of the button subliminally affects the impact of what you wear, and perhaps even gives a feeling of inner tranquility."