Eckhaus Latta | Design on Display

by Flaunt Magazine

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Known for their gender-fluid designs and provocative runway shows, Eckhaus Latta, will present their first art exhibition at The Whitney Museum in New York. The exhibition is an immersive experience; an opportunity to engage with the work on a personal level instead of the typical spectator sport format of Fashion Week. The Whitney has created a space that allows you to understand the brand and how their deisgns comes to fruition. “The Eckhaus Latta: Possessed” is a three-part installation that includes a retail space featuring their collection, a display of fashion photography, and a security room where attendees can watch live surveillance footage of the exhibit.

The brand's creative directors, Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus, met at Rhode Island School of Design. Although they had a clear creative synergy, they explored different creative avenues post-grad. Eckhaus worked as an Accessory Designer at Marc Jacobs, while Latta sold prints to designers for Opening Ceremony. Between NYC-based Eckhaus and LA-based Latta, the two eventually decided to crystallize their own collaborative trajectory by designing a bi-coastal brand that reflects their shared vision. Six years later, they have been selected as finalists for the 2018 LVMH. The duo can also boast about a major art breakthrough: this is The Whitney's first fashion-related show in 21 years (the last being the Andy Warhol Exhibit in 1997). Eckhaus Latta currently has the support of 44 major retailers including Nordstroms, Ssense, Opening Ceremony and Matchesfashion.

The exhibition is open to the public from August 3rd to October 8th.