Eckhaus Latta New York Fashion Week Women’s S/S 2019

The subversive label presents a collection of gender-fluid desgins from a showspace in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Eckhaus Latta S/S 2019 models dressed in cut out dresses and colourful patterned tops
Eckhaus Latta S/S 2019.
(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Mood board: The fashion-as-art approach that Eckhaus Latta has turned into its signature was alive and well this season, with the LA/ NYC-based brand embracing a wide array of materials to give its gender-fluid pieces body, depth and gravitas. Fine colour-blocked knits, which took shape as both skinny crop tops and flowing trousers, appeared alongside tailored shirts and jackets festooned with cords and toggles, that together toed the line between experimental avant-garde and street credibility.

Scene setting: Always looking to challenge the notions of fashion, Eckhaus Latta found an apt setting to show its latest creations on the fourth floor of an industrial warehouse deep in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn. With the metal-welding workshop on the space's ground floor functioning in full swing, the disorienting, anti-establishment spirit that met guests from the get-go was not only reiterated in the label's collection, but a continuation of the mood established at the duo's solo exhibition ‘Possessed' at the Whitney Museum of Art, which is on view until October.

Best in show: Tailoring may be growing focus for the label, but the collection's standout pieces continued to be ones that showcased the designers' artistic ability to work with fabrics. From web-like crocheted tops to cage-like dresses adorned with filaments, and sheer oversized t-shirts, the melange of materials on display was captivating to say the least. 

Eckhaus Latta S/S 2019 models dressed in green dresses and cut out crop tops

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Eckhaus Latta S/S 2019 models dressed in autumnal coats and transparent dresses

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Eckhaus Latta S/S 2019 models dressed in pastel denim and translucent tops

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Eckhaus Latta S/S 2019 models dressed in transparent dresses and cut out tops

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.