Fashion is all about intuition for Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, the bicoastal co-designers that founded their buzzy indie label in 2011. "There is no specific 'design philosophy' that we abide by," says the pair, who met as students at the Rhode Island School of Design. "Each collection is often a response to the one that precedes it, not in a direct way but as a continuation or evolution." That explains why each season's lineup of reworked dresses, nubby-cool knits & dip-dyed jeans is more refined than the last. And while Eckhaus Latta has earned a (well-deserved) reputation as fashion leaders, the brand continues to instill its trailblazing spirit in everything it creates.