Eckhaus Latta elevated patchwork, stripped back mesh, and piled texture upon texture for Fall/Winter 2024. The American label founded by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta is known for its exploration of texture, materials, and tactility, and at New York Fashion Week FW24 it made no exception.
Hosted in its home city of New York – where both Eckhaus and Latta studied at the Rhode Island School of Design – Eckhaus Latta put on a show today as raw and real as NYC itself. The vibrant colour scheme of the collection appeared to have been inspired by the cityscape, blending concrete grey and brick beige with pops of bold burgundy and mustard yellow.
With the show opening to the soundtrack of Lana del Rey’s ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but I have it’, sung by Loren Kramar, the tone for Eckhaus Latta FW24 was revealed from the start. The first set of looks revealed clean cut beige suede jackets, trimmed with soft fur, in varying silhouettes. Then a shaggy fur coat that shivered with each step the model took followed.
A draped, hooded pink knit with sleeves hung at the model’s sides was layered over a patchwork floral dress that appeared to have been haphazardly sewn together. This was followed by a floor-length version of the dress, accessorised with fluffy burgundy clogs.
In the shoe department, Eckhaus Latta went bold and chunky, adding a few extra inches to an array of squared toed boots. These, and the hairy slip-on shoes, rounded off each look exceptionally. Patchwork made another appearance in the collection on a series of looks utilising stripes of bruised purple, moss green, and grey and black.
Paloma Elsessa wore a dress created that appeared to have been sent from squares of see-through, striped fabric. ‘See-through’ was taken to another level though in another model’s look that was just made from strips of fabric weaved loosely together, revealing her bare chest. Mesh dresses and shirts also exposed skin in a subtle yet suggestive style.
The diversity of texture, including suede, mesh, knit, and fur, was typical of Eckhaus Latta but at Fall/Winter 2024 it felt elevated in a way that was both familiar and refreshing.
Featured image via @bensunmakeup, of Paloma Elsessa
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