Eckhaus Latta A/W 2020 New York Fashion Week Women’s

Eckhaus Latta A/W 2020 New York Fashion Week Women’s

Scene setting: Designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta have always eschewed the conventional when it comes to staging their runway shows. After seasons of pitching up in gritty warehouses all over Brooklyn, the duo selected an empty retail space in the South Street Market area, which juxtaposed empty display cases and a vinyl tiled floor with a comparatively grandiose pair of winding carpeted staircases, that models traversed down.

Mood board: Fans of the label will be happy to know that Eckhaus Latta’s arthouse aesthetic is alive and well. From shredded denim vests and cropped flecked bomber jackets to sparkling lurex muscle tees and thumb loop turtleneck knits, the artfully hand-finished quality of the garments was enhanced by a heartwarming unity between both men’s and women’s looks. Devoid of distinctions and boundaries, the individualised work and craft put into each piece of the collection clearly shone through.

Best in show: Although the label put forward more tailoring this season than ever, it was still the its exquisite knitwear that stole the show. From slightly misshapen shapes (the so-called ‘Ex’s sweater’) to colour blocked sweater vests and figure skimming knitted dresses, intricately woven in a multicoloured confetti-like print, or paired with a racer back neckline, cut-outs, and a circular curved hem, there was a sublime, free associative element to these pieces that embodied the Eckhaus Latta ethos to a tee. §

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