There are no limits to Ugg‘s high-fashion appeal. Eckhaus Latta, one of the buzziest designer duos, dropped a brand-new collab with Ugg at New York Fashion Week.
Six new Ugg shoe styles were launched on the runway, with each shoe featuring a prominent square toe and revitalized in fresh new colors and textures. There were high-heel mules, clogs, boots and slippers in chestnut brown, sky gray, mandarin orange and absinthe green. They featured slim wood heels, whipstitch detailing, lamb suede and sheepskin lining.
All the shoes were styled with Eckhaus Latta’s artful series of Mondrian-inspired dresses, cold shoulder LBDs, blazers, shearling coats and trousers. At first glance, you don’t immediately notice the stylish set of shoes each model wears on the runway are, in fact, by Ugg. Each outfit looked plucked from a fashionista’s closet in Brooklyn, where the show was fittingly set in the ultra-hip Bushwick neighborhood.
Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta are not trained fashion designers, but that didn’t get in the way of their success. They first met while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Eckhaus studied sculpting, while Latta focused on textiles. The fashion label originally began as an art project, but has since grown into a subversive cult-favorite label that has caught the attention of LVMH and even Kylie Jenner.
The duo is unafraid to challenge fashion norms by casting nontraditional models for both their runway shows and their infamous “NSFW” ad campaign (which featured real couples having sex). This year, the collection’s silhouettes and styles have matured from seasons past, with more structured shapes, tailoring and graphic art prints.
At first, the partnership between Eckhaus Latta and Ugg may have seemed strange. But upon closer look, it makes complete sense. Ugg has a long history of partnering with high-fashion labels – Y/Project, Sacai, Heron Preston, Jeremy Scott and Kith, to name a few. These new Ugg x Eckhaus Latta styles still possess the Ugg DNA, but have been reworked for a high-fashion context. For the Eckhaus Latta’s consumer, the laid-back style fits in with Ugg’s Californian roots. “We love the fact that Ugg products embody an easygoing lifestyle and have crossed from being a more casual product to being iconic in a fashion sense,” said Eckhaus and Latta in a press release. “Being able to add to this foundation has been an exciting honor.”
However, this all comes at a premium price point, which Ugg consumers might not be accustomed to. The new styles range in price from $295 to $525, and will launch this fall.
Until then, keep scrolling to shop 10 different Ugg shoe styles you can wear right now.
Who needs Gucci fur loafers when you can have these plush (under $100) beauties instead?
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An easy, slip-on-and-go kind of loafer that is just as stylish as it is comfy.
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These stylish ankle booties have a Western flair you can wear all year long. Style them with skinny jeans for an ultra-chic weekend look.
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Have you heard? Clogs are more popular than ever, especially with hip Brooklyn moms.
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Switch up your favorite Uggs for a feminine wedge. With these, you’ll no longer feel guilty for wearing Uggs every day of the week.
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Finally, a pair of winter boots that are functional and gorgeous. These boots are made from waterproof leather and Vibram’s innovational Arctic grip to give you better traction on ice. The perfect dose of flair for dreary winter months.
Shop it: $160 (was $350), zappos.com
You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds in these fluffy sheepskin slippers.
Shop it: $60 (was $90), zappos.com
Kick up your feet in these toasty boots on your next winter road trip.
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These are the kind of plush moccasins that you’ll never want to take off. They’re made of a luxurious suede and sheepskin lining.
Shop it: $100, zappos.com
Is it finally time to upgrade your classic Ugg boots? Order now and get free shipping!
Shop it: $160, zappos.com
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