Eckhaus Latta

Eckhaus Latta is an American fashion brand.

Eckhaus Latta
IndustryFashion
Founded2011; 11 years ago (2011)
FounderZoe Latta
Mike Eckhaus
Headquarters,
U.S.A.
Number of locations
2 Permanent Locations
(Los Angeles, CA)
2016-present
(New York, NY)
2018-present
1 Temporary Location (Whitney Museum, NY)
Aug 3–Oct 8, 2018
Key people
Zoe Latta
(Co-Founder, Co-Designer)
Mike Eckhaus
(Co-Founder, Co-Designer)
Websitewww.eckhauslatta.com

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.[1] In 2018, Eckhaus Latta opened a show, Possessed, at the Whitney Museum, the first fashion-related exhibition at the museum in 21 years.[2] 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).[3][4] Additionally, Eckhaus Latta was nominated for the 2018 Edition of the LVMH Prize.[5]

HistoryEdit

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.[6] Looking to move beyond the somewhat restricted commercial environments in which they worked, Eckhaus and Latta decided to design a collection together.

CollaboratorsEdit

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.[7] Eckhaus Latta amplifies their peers and engages in a spectrum of collaborations.[8]

Collaborators
Brian Chippendale
Susan Cianciolo
Alexa Karolinski
Emma T. Price
Jay Latta
Annabeth Marks
Jessi Reaves
Sophie Stone
Erica Sarlo
Nora Jane Slade
Camper
Eric Wrenn
Rachel Chandler
Dev Hynes
Alex Da Corte
Brendan Fowler
Valerie Keane
Martine Syms
Torey Thornton
Amy Yao
Riley O’Neill
Avena Venus Gallagher
Charlotte Wales

Unconventional modelsEdit

Eckhaus Latta often uses non-professional or unconventional models in their advertising campaigns and runway shows.[9][10] The label courted controversy with its first large-scale ad campaign when it showed adult models having unsimulated sex in the Spring 2017 collection.[11]

Unconventional Model Profession
Danny Bowien Chef
Susan Cianciolo Artist
Thistle Brown Stylist
Alex Chaves Artist
Collier Schorr Photographer
Barbara Ferris Actress
Camille Bidault-Waddington Stylist
Annabeth Marks Artist
Coco Gordon Moore Artist
India Salvör Menuez Artist
Sophie Stone Artist
Juliana Huxtable Artist/DJ
Grace Dunham Writer
Hari Nef Actress
Dev Hynes Musician
Kelela Musician
Thea Wagner Art Collector
Bridget Donahue Gallerist
Sophie Musician
Torey Thornton Artist
Khalif Diouf Musician
Stewart Uoo Artist
Alex Olson Skateboarder
Raphael Cohen Artist
Lucy Chadwick Gallerist
Cynthia Leung Publicist
Maia Ruth Lee Publicist

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lew, Christopher Y. "Group Dynamics". Whitney Museum.
  2. ^ Halabin, Layla. "Eckhaus Latta is showing the first fashion-related exhibition at the Whitney in 21 years". thefader.com. The Fader.
  3. ^ Yotka, Steff. "Contemporary Fashion Finds a New Home at MoMA PS1". Vogue.
  4. ^ "Eckhaus Latta - Hammer Museum". The Hammer Museum.
  5. ^ "Eckhaus Latta". LVMH Prize. LVMH.
  6. ^ Fernandez, Chantal. "Eckhaus Latta, Beyond the Fringe".
  7. ^ Sidell, Misty (6 July 2016). "Eckhaus Latta to Partner With Camper". WWD.com. WWD.
  8. ^ Colman, David. "Who Wore It Better: Art or Commerce?". The New York Times.
  9. ^ Spellings, Sarah (10 February 2018). "How the Most Interesting Cast of Models at Fashion Week Comes Together". www.thecut.com. The Cut.
  10. ^ Silver, Jocelyn (8 September 2018). "Whoopi Goldberg Loved Eckhaus Latta". Paper Mag.
  11. ^ 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.