What Happens When Fashion’s Most Famous Fan Goes Indie? An Investigation of Kim Kardashian West’s Evolved, Avant-Garde Style

“For whatever reason, people love to love her or love to hate her.”

That’s Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta of New York’s celebrated indie label Eckhaus Latta on Kim Kardashian West. The design duo, who’ve staged a rogue fashion show at MoMA PS1 and cast their collections with the likes of Bjarne Melgaard and Hari Nef, are behind one of Kardashian West’s recent looks. On July 31, Kardashian West wore an Eckhaus Latta knit skirt with a waistband cut-out to perform the very mundane task of getting snacks at a gas station. “We’re thrilled that she bought the skirt and welcome her to buy as much Eckhaus Latta as she pleases,” Eckhaus and Latta wrote Vogue. “She looks beautiful in it.”

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Bjarne Melgaard at Red Bull Arts New York

FEB. 16–APR. 9 • 220 WEST 18TH STREET

Muppet in collaboration with Jim Henson Company and Babak Radboy, 2016. © Bjarne Melgaard. Image courtesy of Red Bull Arts New York.

Muppet in collaboration with Jim Henson Company and Babak Radboy, 2016. © Bjarne Melgaard. Image courtesy of Red Bull Arts New York.

Billed as “a multi-level psychopathological department store,” Melgaard’s show promises to envelop viewers in his signature irreverent, controversial style, and his newly formed fashion label. The show entails an event where visitors will be able to take Melgaard’s personal designer clothing for free, a muppet collaboration with Jim Henson Company, and over 100 mannequins dressed in the artist’s new streetwear line.