Timo Weiland Fall 2011 Collection
As one of my favorite designers, this is a presentation I always look forward to viewing during Fashion Week. This time, those of us with invitations were able to get up close and personal with a collection inspired by a “trippy trip,” described backstage as “Gloria Vanderbilt and Keith Richards taking a trip to colonial India in the ’60s.” With hair and makeup (created by Leonardo Manetti of ION Studio and Napoleon Perdis, respectively) that was equal parts bohemian and rocker-inspired, the runway had Timo Weiland’s love of classic-cool noir references with textures that were lush and a wardrobe awash in all the colors, patterns and fabrics of a well-traveled fashion fanatic.
A custom print was created from an image of a Himalayan sunset that added dazzling light to dresses and eveningwear. Rich furs, woven skirts, gold jacquard, and a custom Bengal tiger print told a story with impossibly chic separates for both men and women. Timo Weiland and his design partner Alan Eckstein have truly come into their own this season.
Who should wear it: The Timo Weiland man and woman are people who understand the classics with a twist. Beautifully-constructed coats, luxe fabrics in well-cut silhouettes. It’s a great line for strong, well-crafted individual pieces. Men should definitely consider the knits and beautiful outerwear for all seasons, although the closely-cut pants would be for a gent of a more fashion-forward taste. Ladies should consider the wide-legged pants and A-line jackets, the kicky skirts and the lush use of color, fabrics and furs as individual statement pieces that would add significant pop to even the most mundane pencil skirt and pumps.
Where/how should you wear it: Anywhere and everywhere. More conservative silhouettes are definitely more utilitarian but for the luxe pieces or body-conscious silhouettes, that’s up to your own lifestyle. Like I mentioned in the beginning, it’s a traveler’s wardrobe for people who like to go places. You should do just that in the Timo Weiland Fall 2011 collection.
Check out the images in the slideshow below. You’ll see what I mean.