Eckhaus Latta Releases the Most Adorable Baby Collection

Latta approaches design for children the same way she would for adults. “We wanted to take out the preciousness that came with the ready-to-wear offering, and offer garments that kids could play in.” Everything is 100% cotton and comfy.

Latta recognizes that the Eckhaus Latta Bambino line isn’t inexpensive—the prices range from $95-$215–but she wants her clothes to be reworn and doesn’t want the pieces to be tossed if there is a stain or damage. She also notes that there’s a booming secondhand marketplace for kids’ clothing. “People can hold on to things for another generation rather than treating them like a onesie that goes into the trash after getting a stain,” she says.

Photo: Courtesy of Mary Manning
Photo: Courtesy of Mary Manning

Like Eckhaus Latta’s ready-to-wear, the clothes aren’t gendered. Unlike for its ready-to-wear line, the team made the pieces a bit bigger and with stretch, something that came from Latta’s own experience when shopping for her son. “I would say ours run a little big because it is devastating to get something [that is too small],” says Latta. “I have this [Jean Paul] Gaultier onesie of Joy’s that is trompe l’oeil overalls, and he only got to wear it three times because he just grew out of it.” That was a recurring challenge with this new collection: growing babies. “Between sample sets, [Joy] would change size!” Talk about growing up before your very eyes.

Photo: Courtesy of Mary Manning

Eckhaus Latta Bambino cardigan

Eckhaus Latta Bambino onesie