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The Cult of Eckhaus Latta

Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta showed their most polished collection to date, pushing their fragmented aesthetic forward with experiments in flyaway nylon.
Eckhaus Latta Spring/Summer 2017 | Source: InDigital.tv
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  • Dan Thawley

NEW YORK, United States — RISD graduates Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta have become the unlikely poster children of New York Fashion Week's underground scene. Their art house label has attracted a slew of artists and beautiful outsiders who both attend and walk in their seasonal shows, and with Dev Hynes spinning the decks at their sunny Spring/Summer 2017 outing this afternoon, the duo reiterated the pillars of their cult style in what was their most polished collection to date.

Often employing dead stock textiles and playing with earthy, weathered treatments, Eckaus Latta’s garments have been known to take on a dystopian, post-apocalyptic vibe, a feeling further conjured by show notes consisting of abstract poetry (written by Latta herself). This season, they experimented with flyaway nylon (parkas, slip dresses, and teeny tops) which pushed their fragmented aesthetic forward, whilst their signature wonky two-tone knits and displaced, panelled denim felt pleasantly familiar.

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