Eckhaus Latta, The Brand Style Editors Battled Through An Ice Storm To See

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Eckhaus Latta backstage
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At February's New York Style Week, editors, buyers and those in the know willingly battled through an ice storm to reach the packed-out MoMa PS1 gallery that played host to Eckhaus Latta's AW16 show.

Inside, models and 'nodels' (non-traditional models) navigated a spiralling catwalk in off-kilter knits, spliced, and re-stitched denim, acid velvet and dresses in folded and tucked jersey.

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'I think there's a very important role of craftsmanship,' explains Mike Eckhaus, 29, who co-founded the brand with fellow Rhode Island School of Design graduate Zoe Latta, 29, in 2012. 'We both naturally like garments and objects that have a bit of humanness about them; that feel like they've been touched, not executed by a machine.'

Latta adds: 'We hope you are attracted to our brand because it makes you feel like you.'

This philosophy, combined with a refusal to pander to marketable trends, has seen the brand credited with reawakening fashion's underground scene alongside labels such as Hood By Air and Off-White.

It's a sensibility that's perfectly aligned with today's celebration of individualism and Eckhaus Latta is inviting us all to join.

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