Timo Weiland - New York Fashion Rebel
Timo Weiland had a beautiful Fall/Winter 2010 presentation on Monday. Some people think we put models on pedestals, but Timo Weiland did it literally.
The models entered the fourth floor warehouse space in Chelsea one at a time and stepped up onto cylindrical blocks (labeled with their names). More often than not, a crew member then lint rollered their shoes. Then, they just ... stood there. We only stayed until they all came out, but we assume they stood there for the entirety of the presentation. They adjusted poses now and then, but casually, not in a choreographed way. One thing we noticed: for no apparent reason, they all looked scared, like they'd just been called on in class.
Scared or not, they definitely looked stylish. The look was British and clean cut -- Mad Men meets Harvard University in London, with weekends in the Scottish Highlands and a dash of Gossip Girl wealth. We loved the colors, rich in blue tones like forest greens and plum purples, as well as shocks of red, and the classic shapes with modern details. Though the models were very thin, both the mens and womens pieces were crafted in thick, form-skimming fabrics in flattering cuts -- highly wearable. This is just the second collection by design team Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein, who cite The Age of Innocence and Gangs of New York as inspiration.
Check out the gallery for some key looks from the Timo Weiland runwayless show. Also, visit the website, because it's rather bewitching.
Gallery: Timo Weiland Fall/Winter 2010