Eckhaus Latta is an American fashion brand.
|Founder||Zoe Latta |
Number of locations
|2 Permanent Locations |
(Los Angeles, CA)
(New York, NY)
1 Temporary Location (Whitney Museum, NY)
Aug 3–Oct 8, 2018
|Zoe Latta |
The brand is known for their use of unexpected materials, exploring texture and tactility in their designs, and for incorporating writing, performance, and video into their practice. In 2018, Eckhaus Latta opened a show, Possessed, at the Whitney Museum, the first fashion-related exhibition at the museum in 21 years. The label previously exhibited their work, a sculptural collage of fashion, fine art, and video, in group shows at the Hammer Museum, (2016) and MoMA PS1, (2015). Additionally, Eckhaus Latta was nominated for the 2018 Edition of the LVMH Prize.
The label was founded in 2011 by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta. The two designers met as students at the Rhode Island School of Design, where Mike studied sculpture and Zoe textiles. In 2010, Eckhaus moved to NYC and began working as an accessories designer at Marc by Marc Jacobs while Latta ran a textiles business, Ruth Prince, selling prints to designers such as Calvin Klein and Proenza Schouler while designing knits for Opening Ceremony. Looking to move beyond the somewhat restricted commercial environments in which they worked, Eckhaus and Latta decided to design a collection together.
Eckhaus Latta periodically collaborates with those they find inspiring, from putting artists' sculptures into their store, to commissioning the furniture in their Los Angeles retail store, to working with Camper on a line of footwear. Eckhaus Latta amplifies their peers and engages in a spectrum of collaborations.
|Emma T. Price|
|Nora Jane Slade|
|Alex Da Corte|
|Avena Venus Gallagher|
Eckhaus Latta often uses non-professional or unconventional models in their advertising campaigns and runway shows. The label courted controversy with its first large-scale ad campaign when it showed adult models having unsimulated sex in the Spring 2017 collection.
|Coco Gordon Moore||Artist|
|India Salvör Menuez||Artist|
|Thea Wagner||Art Collector|
|Maia Ruth Lee||Publicist|
- Lew, Christopher Y. "Group Dynamics". Whitney Museum.
- Halabin, Layla. "Eckhaus Latta is showing the first fashion-related exhibition at the Whitney in 21 years". thefader.com. The Fader.
- Yotka, Steff. "Contemporary Fashion Finds a New Home at MoMA PS1". Vogue.
- "Eckhaus Latta - Hammer Museum". The Hammer Museum.
- "Eckhaus Latta". LVMH Prize. LVMH.
- Fernandez, Chantal. "Eckhaus Latta, Beyond the Fringe".
- Sidell, Misty (6 July 2016). "Eckhaus Latta to Partner With Camper". WWD.com. WWD.
- Colman, David. "Who Wore It Better: Art or Commerce?". The New York Times.
- Spellings, Sarah (10 February 2018). "How the Most Interesting Cast of Models at Fashion Week Comes Together". www.thecut.com. The Cut.
- Silver, Jocelyn (8 September 2018). "Whoopi Goldberg Loved Eckhaus Latta". Paper Mag.
- Eckardt, Stephanie; Hodor-Lee, Alex (March 31, 2017). "A Brief History of Fashion's Most NSFW, Controversial Ad Campaigns". W magazine. Retrieved October 22, 2018.