Eckhaus Latta A/W 2019 New York Fashion Week Women’s
Scene setting: As always, Eckhaus Latta lured the fashion circle into the depths of Brooklyn for its presentation. This season’s show was staged within a Quonset hut incongruously located in a gravel courtyard, surrounded by industrial warehouses. An eye-catching structure of curved, corrugated steel and weathered concrete floors, the setting was a cool embodiment of the label’s aesthetic.
Mood board: Designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta continued to blur the lines between art and fashion with plenty of handcrafted elements in their newest collection. Staggered trousers, beaded tops, quilted skirts and sculptural parachute dresses, along with fuzzy and cut-out knitwear gave garments a special, unique quality, while never seeming overly precious. Teamed with a palette of faded pastels and stark black and grey shades, the collection found poetry in its bounty of hard and soft juxtapositions.
Team work: In an unexpected union, Eckhaus Latta debuted a new collaboration with Ugg that saw models don shearling lined footwear down the runway. From court-heeled clogs and mules for women and robust boots and cosy slippers for men, the label brought its individuality to Ugg’s signature wares. ‘Ugg is something that is inseparable from our teenage years. We were both in high school when the world was just starting to experience the initial Ugg craze —it defined a look for the early 2000s—and love how their products have since crossed from being more casual to being iconic in a fashion sense. Being able to add to this foundation and play with the tropes of the brand in a manner that makes sense to us has been an honor and incredibly exciting,’ said the designers. §