At New York Fashion Week, Eckhaus Latta puts out its most mature show yet
by Ian Laughead
Just as the fashion world is getting comfortable calling Eckhaus Latta the hot young thing, designers Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus showed they are capable of dressing not just über cool clubbers but now arty intelligentsia too.
This season’s big ticket at New York Fashion Week, the ApparelMagic client showed in a huge industrial space deep in Brooklyn. Beginning their runway show with a cycle of professional wear in creamy eggshells and greys, it was clear this show would be the pair’s most successful foray into the big leagues.
A twenty first century Jackie O suit rendered in thick, color-blocked knitwear, was paired with sheer gloves and worn with just the right amount of irony.
Another knitted pattern, this time in grey and orange, appeared on a male model in the form of a crew neck sweater in one look, and later showed up sewn as a cocktail dress on a female plus size model, demonstrating Eckhaus Latta’s inclusive philosophy with ease.
Indeed, in a climate where fashion is figuring out how it fits, Eckhaus Latta is disrupting the status quo and bringing the industry into 2018.