For Fall 2013, Timo Weiland showed both his men’s and women’s collections apart from each other. The reason for this double showing of different collections was that Timo wanted each collection’s focus to stand a part from each other, designing for two different customers. No men’s and woman’s matchie-matchie here. His brilliant collection that in my opinion should be the focal point of every twenty-something to thirty-something man’s closet was a hit among on-lookers and press that attended the show on February 7th 2013, in The Box. Weiland tastefully created a collection that was innovative, stylish, and relevant to today’s young man. It showcased his understanding of patterns, prints, textures, and colors while depicting a story of dressy casual wear that can be appropriate in many settings – fancy sweat pants if you will – but also providing clothing that can teach a young man how to dress and look handsome while feeling extremely comfortable and warm in the cold winter months.
Mixing and matching of prints and textures was the highlight of the Timo Weiland’s Fall2013 collection. Wool and shearling coats, sweaters knitted with Alan Echstein’s dachshund hound, and printed suites stood out the most to me adding a sense of playfulness to a more serious collection. In collaboration with Albertus Swanepoel’s hats – it’s what finished the collection off on a perfect note.
When speaking to Timo about his collection he was so warm and friendly and made me feel as if I was one of the guys, introducing me to his entire group of friends! He’s truly such a nice guy, and his charming characteristics follow suit with his collections! Humorously, while Weiland was walking me through the collection he explained how not even a broken arm from a ski accident during the holidays could get in the way of his fall collection!
Bravo Timo! I can’t wait for next season!
Photos: Sharon Zobali