Moose Knuckles, the Montreal-based outerwear brand, has announced a collaboration with designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta and their eponymous American fashion brand Eckhaus Latta.
The 10-piece collection features ultra-lightweight down, making certain items, like a women’s ankle-length down jacket, as light as a dress. The goal of the collaboration is to celebrate innovative engineering, experiment with shapes and bring a subversive point of view to a classic category.
“It’s always exciting for us to collaborate with a brand whose products are focused on specific materiality and vernacular design,” said Eckhaus Latta. “We’ve never done puffers, so the opportunity to explore that language with Moose Knuckles was really appealing – they’re very open to experimentation. For this collaboration, we wanted to create a narrative that fashionably reads the Capital “F”, but in a subtly perverse and confusing way.
“Mike and Zoe are incredible, fearless creatives who have inspired us with their beautiful craft and community-centered work,” said Joseph McGee, Vice President, Women’s Design, Moose Knuckles. “We saw a synergy with Moose Knuckles, as we too strive to provide our community with functional and fearless fashion. The collaboration with Eckhaus Latta was an artistic and technical exploration where together we reinvented our classic Moose Knuckles outerwear in new and inspiring ways, using techniques never before seen in our collections.
Reimagined pieces include a lightweight quilted blanket jacket, raincoat and hoodie in neutral tones. The range also includes a convertible windbreaker jacket and matching trousers worn as multifunctional separates.