Eckhaus Latta Celebrates with Forward-Thinking, Deconstructed Fall/Winter 2022 Collection

Eckhaus Latta Celebrates with Forward-Thinking, Deconstructed Fall/Winter 2022 Collection

Eckhaus Latta Celebrates with Forward-Thinking, Deconstructed Fall/Winter 2022 Collection

The beloved New York brand commemorated ten years of business by way of slinky separates and DIY-infused outerwear.

The beloved New York brand commemorated ten years of business by way of slinky separates and DIY-infused outerwear.

Text: Matthew Velasco

Since Eckhaus Latta's inception exactly one decade ago, the independent New York brand has cemented itself as one of the city's strongest and most reliable go-to labels for uncomplicated, ultra-cool ready-to-wear. For the label's Fall/Winter 2022 collection, Creative Directors Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta treated the milestone as an opportunity of reflection and gratitude coupled with forward-thinking innovation.

Held at a no frills, industrial space in Manhattan's Lower East Side, the collection veered from nostalgia—per the design duo—into the realm of community-focused and craft-based design details. Attendees included long-time friends and patrons of the brand while runways models Paloma Elsesser, Hari Nef, David Moses, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and more helped the label celebrate.

As always, the label's cool-toned separates took center stage, this season arriving in the form of patchwork-knit jeans and slinky, asymmetrical outerwear. Innovative without being overly avant-garde, the collection spoke to the cutting-edge and wholly attainable vision that has set Eckhaus Latta apart over the years.

Embedded throughout the collection, too, was a tinge of bondage: lace-up features, cut-out detailing, and sheer dresses toed the line between kink and ready-to-wear know-how. Spliced leather trousers and low-cut, hip-barring dresses furthered the deconstructed nature of the collection and are destined to be sartorial hits amongst the label's loyal fanbase.

In true Eckhaus Latta fashion, deconstruction was a major focus, apparent through the glittery, organic skirts and jersey mini dresses cut to expose the abdomen. The concise collection's pieces felt in keeping with the signature grungy ethos of the brand while at the same time broadening its aesthetic path for the future: one that will certainly be full of inclusion, community-centric design, and wearable innovation.

As models marched to the booming, upbeat music, the runway served as both a vessel to display the collection as well as a space for the design duo, models, and collaborators to reflect, celebrate, and move forward.

With storefronts in both New York and Los Angeles, Eckhaus Latta has proved that independent labels don't need the backing of large conglomerates to succeed and thrive. Rather, as is the case with the beloved New York brand, community and collaboration are the keys to long-lasting success both commercially and fashion-wise.

Credits: Images Courtesy of Eckhaus Latta.

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