Eckhaus Latta – Fashion & Form
Art and fashion are seamlessly united for New York designers Eckhaus Latta. They met studying at the Rhode Island School of Design; Zoe Latta studied textile design, Mike Eckhaus sculpture. After RISDE they worked with designers such as Marc Jacobs and did projects for Urban Outfitters and Opening Ceremony.
With their studio based in New York, all garments are produced in the US, between New York and LA. Focusing on craftsmanship, their knits are hand loomed and they employ deadstock fabrics in a great deal of their pieces. The majority of the garments are made in house or the label utilizes resources in the NYC garment district.
Eckhaus Latta reaches high fashion and then goes further. Establishing their platform as pioneers, the label disregards trend by staying faithful to their belief in material.
Eckhaus Latta made its debut at New York Fashion Week in 2012. Emulating the progressive and experimental stance of the New York art scene, they married these ideas with fashion and design to create a polar opposite to the aesthetics of the fashion world. Using several artistic genres as stimulus, the duo has in the past turned to Internet Art and video for inspiration. Eckhaus Latta reaches high fashion and then goes further. Establishing their platform as pioneers, the label disregards trend by staying faithful to their belief in material. The pieces often have sculptural elements, paired with layers of both coarse and soft textures. Their affable nature and ease as designers speaks volumes in their work, allowing for the fabrics and other materials to engage in one another in each piece of clothing.