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#UGGLIFE: MEET MIKE ECKHAUS AND ZOE LATTA – This is UGG

Industry darlings Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta are the creative forces behind Eckhaus Latta, a bi-coastal fashion brand redefining the industry through innovative design, plus inclusive sizing and casting. Playing with tactility and form, they create clothing that reflects the individuality of its wearer, experimenting with different materials and production methods. The UGG + Eckhaus Latta Collection debuted in September 2019.

 

Mike, describe yourself in three words. 

Curious, anxious, and mushy.

When did you know fashion was a way you could express yourself? 

Even when I was young, I always tried to wear things that should not be worn.

As a designer, what keeps you from playing it safe? 

Budget!

Describe Zoe in three words. 

Angeleno, dominant, and homemade.

How does Zoe support, challenge, and inspire you as an individual? 

Zoe reminds me to get out of the studio.

What in Zoe do you see in yourself? 

We think abstractly and are not afraid to consider the unknown.

How does Zoe bring out the best in you? 

She is always there to calm me down in a crisis and I need her to keep me grounded.

What does your style say about you, and what does Zoe’s style say about her? 

We both share a comfortable and relaxed sensibility, altering or cutting clothes to suit our moods and our bodies.

What does #UGGLIFE mean to you? 

Running to the bodega for a giant Essentia.

What’s your favorite silhouette from our Classic Revolution Collection, and how do you plan to wear it this season? 

The Classic Tall Boot with tucked-in jeans.

Zoe, describe yourself in three words. 

Diplomatic, introverted (but also not), and domestic.

Who inspired you to become a designer? 

My dad makes jewelry and I grew up in his metal shop. I loved to watch him make things. Knit is a similar, small-scale craft.

As a designer, who or what drives you to push boundaries and challenge outdated traditions? 

Contemporary culture isn’t confined by limits or boundaries. I want to encourage progress and keep moving forward.

Describe Mike in three words. 

Optimistic, anxious, and philosophical.

How does Mike support, challenge, and inspire you as an individual? 

Mike keeps me focused and challenges my thought processes.

What in Mike do you see in yourself? 

We both love funny. Humor drives a lot of our design choices.

How does Mike bring out the best in you? 

To strategize and rethink a plan.

What does your style say about you, and what does Mike’s say about him? 

We are not afraid of a pair of scissors.

What does #UGGLIFE mean to you? 

Coziness always.

What’s your favorite silhouette from our Classic Revolution Collection, and how do you plan to wear it this season? 

The Classic Mini Boot in Geyser while cleaning my house because I’m a hoarder.