Photographs Courtesy of Eckhaus Latta
Deconstructed silhouettes, unexpected cutouts and shimmery sheer textiles defined Eckhaus Latta’s 10th anniversary show at NYFW for Fall 2022. While the collection pays homage to their cool, crafty and community-based roots, the brand also proves more refined as they push into their next decade. Founded by RISD grads Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta in 2012, the eponymous company quickly became known for pushing the envelope with gender non-conforming, handmade clothing and shows that demonstrated an appreciation for all races, ages and body-types. True to their origins, their 10 Years of Eckhaus Latta show displayed an array of different bodies sporting handmade mesh, knit and chainmail garments slashed in every direction.
Long known for their emphasis on community and craft, the featured models were longtime collaborators and friends of the brand. David Moses, once an Eckhaus Latta intern who never left, opened the show in a long, sheer and pailletted white dress paired with cropped, unhemmed charcoal pants. Moses’s fit set the tone for what was to come: loose silhouettes with revealing fabrics and cutouts that are relaxed and sexy while still remaining polished. Looks 1, 2 and 3 are all laid-back with slouchy, drapey silhouettes that are casually sexy with their sheer textiles. Meanwhile, looks 24, 25 and 30 take on a more erotic tone with patchwork pieces haphazardly laced together making for unexpected flesh revealing cutouts. Finally, looks 27 and 29 demonstrate Echhaus Latta’s signature craftsmanship with a handmade chainmail cutout top and dress that took them months to fabricate in their atelier. Eckhaus Latta’s fall collection demonstrates a specific attention to craftsmanship while continuing to prove that they don’t fall under one single aesthetic. If 10 Years of Eckhaus Latta’s show is any proof of what’s to come, then we can expect another decade of community-based, innovative craftsmanship that follows its own rules.