The brand’s sole physical store is photogenic, like their collections, but what inspires its return customers is the living texture of the space. The clay-tiled floors come in miscellaneous grids like an Agnes Martin work. Fine window grates cast fish scale shadows along the white walls. Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s Promethean-in-pink felted painting is like one of our desert sunsets. Two copper clothing racks are grounded in mock crystal weights, like heavy cuts of amethyst (it’s actually painted concrete, made by Riley O'Neill, Latta’s fiance). The shop is filled with local flora. Once or twice a month, Sophia Moreno-Bunge of Isa Isa, replenishes the shop with her bouquets. Allium, anthurium, birds of paradise, foraged citrus on the branch, gloriosa lilies, magnolia, fig branches, poppies, and smoke bush. Her assemblies tend to be wild and asymmetrical, sometimes somber and even lewd. At Eckhaus Latta, Moreno-Bunge is encouraged to experiment.
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