Eckhaus Latta

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Eckhaus Latta are Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, both American, and graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design. The former classmates both have backgrounds in art (Mike in sculpture and Zoe in textile design), and are particularly well known for their use of unconventional fabrics, many of which are sourced from recycled deadstock. They like doing wacky shit like paint their models’ faces in purple and incorporate shoe layering in their runway shows. Male models flaunt in crop tops and minis, and artistic concepts are prioritized over fashion trends. Many of their looks aren’t pretty per se (those mesh lavender pants though) but all of them exude loveable exuberance. I love the generous use of light denim and the impressive variety of textures like patio furniture plastic, Moroccan rugs, and transparent leather. It’s like a really intense episode of Project Runway at Home Depot, with a healthy dose of tumblr vibes. Oh yeah. They also soundtracked their SS14 collection to a track by White Mateiral co-founder DJ Richard‘s . Sold.

The unisex label is currently available at Opening Ceremony and Maryam Nassir Zadeh.

Images of AW14 and SS15 collections from eckhauslatta.com

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