Montreal-based luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles announced that it has teamed up with designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, and their eponymous label Eckhaus Latta to launch an exclusive collection.
Launching February 3 on Mooseknucklescanada.com, at Moose Knuckles store locations, and select global retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue and Ssense, the 10-piece collection reimagines Moose Knuckles outerwear icons through the Eckhaus Latta lens.
“Mike and Zoe are incredible, fearless creatives, who inspired us with their beautiful work centred around craft and community. We saw a synergy there with Moose Knuckles, as we too strive to deliver our community fearless, functional fashion,” said Joseph McGee, vice president, women’s design.
“The collaboration with Eckhaus Latta has been an artistic and technical exploration where, together, we reimagined our classic Moose Knuckles outerwear in new and inspiring ways, using techniques not seen in our collections before.”
The collection features 10 pieces including a Moose Knuckles lightweight quilt blanket jacket, raincoat, and hoodie in muted tones of coconut milk, stretch limo and white asparagus. It equally includes convertible windbreaker jackets and matching pants.
Pieces were crafted with a new hyper-light form of down, disrupting the technical process and incorporating a bespoke blend of hand-dyed feathers in classic Eckhaus Latta silhouettes. Moreover, the RDS certified down is seen clearly via quilt pieces that are cut in transparent nylon and filled with a light, hand-dyed melange down, giving a visual effect unique to the collaboration.
The collection launches with an accompanying campaign shot by Brianna Capozzi and styled by Matt Holmes, with art direction by Eric Wrenn. Prices range from $390 to $925 USD.
“It’s always exciting for us to collaborate with a brand whose products are focused on a specific materiality and design vernacular. We’ve never made puffers, so the opportunity to explore this language with Moose Knuckles was really appealing — they are very open to experimentation,” added Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta.
“For this collaboration, we wanted to create storytelling that read capital “F” fashion, but in a subtly perverse and confusing way. Brianna, Matt and Eric’s combined sensibility around this was a perfect fit — everyone could bring their off-kilter perspectives to the table.”
Moose Knuckles currently operates over a dozen stores, including both permanent and pop-up locations across North America and Europe. As part of its global expansion strategy, it plans to grow its footprint to over 35 stores and pop-ups.
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