The herald of New York’s bustling business culture was mirrored in Eckhaus Latta’s Spring/Summer 2024 showcase which transformed the International Building in Rockefeller Center into a hub of high fashion.
Drawing inspiration from the heartbeat of the city, models graced the runway riding escalators, emphasizing the day-to-day functionality and versatility inherent in the collection. A symphony of fabrics greeted attendees, with denim and lace taking center stage, forging a pathway of unique silhouettes where the delicacy of lace boldly overlaid its sturdy counterpart.
Further enriching the texture play were the manifestations of cracked leather in the guise of oversized pants that teased a cartoonish flair. Sheer fabric bore hand-drawn outlines, and mesh tops met knit dresses in a rich palette echoing natural elements with browns, soft blues, and metallic greens. Fur-accented outerwear introduced a touch of opulence, elevating the collection’s street-ready narrative.
Paloma Elsesser led the lineup, fortifying her standing as a sought-after presence in the fashion sphere, a testament to her burgeoning reputation in the modeling industry. Her appearance underscored the brand’s adherence to a nuanced take on Americana, one imbued with luxury and a keen understanding of contemporary demands.
A Confluence of Natural and Modern in Beauty Choices
Delving into the beauty choices unveils a conscious mirroring of the casual yet sexy theme echoed in the apparel. Guided by the artistic hands of hairstylist Dylan Chavles and makeup maestro Daniel Sallstrom, models showcased a blend of modern-casual hairstyles and radiant makeup choices.
In conversation with ESSENCE, Chavles elucidated the relaxed vibe of the hairstyles noting it as “modern-casual.” The vision brought to life involved strands treated with Oribe’s Maximista Thickening Spray followed by a meticulous application of Swept Up Volume Spray, setting the hair in a wind-caught visage.
Sallstrom embarked on crafting eye makeup likened to sleek sunglasses, an endeavor achieved through the careful application of dark brown MAC Chromaline liner encircling the eyes. The alternative showcased radiant, contoured complexions, hinting at the freshness of summer embodying a 70s nightclub icon reimagined for the modern age.
Eckhaus Latta’s SS24 collection bore the hallmark of invention, presenting a rich tableau of textures and colors, giving a nod to the energetic city dweller with a penchant for utilitarian yet luxurious choices.