There is something about a concept clothing line that is so very appealing, when it can still be worn out somewhere and the wearer not look like an experiment. I understand there is a place for couture, but not all designers want to show off things that the average buyer would certainly shy away from putting onto the clothing store rack. Hale Bob was able to successfully straddle that fence between ready to wear and couture. The line that he showed during the ArtHearts Fashion Shows, was clearly inspired by the Roaring 20’s. The flow and drape of the dresses, accompanied by perfectly placed pearls and a smattering of fur, helped accentuate the look. Elbow length gloves, knee high sock, lace and the almost forgotten velvet, were used as finishing touches to his already beautiful garments. But, as I stated earlier, the fact that any of the pieces that were shown, would still look perfectly normal at any party or social gathering, even though their 1920’s roots were very apparent. Hale Bob took a risk, while still giving us a breath of fresh air.