NYFW Timo Weiland S/S 2011: Out to Sea in Bold, Offbeat Preppy Chic
Co-designed by Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein, the Timo Weiland spring 2011 presentation on Sunday titled “A Wharf on the Baltic” was a well-edited, contemporary collection for the young, polished consumer with distinct, bold style. Proving the duo as up-and-coming designers with tons of potential, the collection reflected a nautical spirit, inspired by the modern lifestyle of Scandanavia’s fjordlands and archipelagos. With bright bold colors and prints, color blocking, and playful twists, there was great detail and character embedded in each look. For men, the color-blocked Warren coat, the exuberant bright orange blazer and frequent use of pinstripes brought a casual and tasteful quirkiness to the usual preppy, blazer and polo shirt look. For women, our favorite look was the fjordland landscape raincoat and cocktail dress, which immediately caught our attention with its fine print details and modern cut. Shortly-hemmed and waist-fitting mini skirts and feminine cocktail dresses stood alongside bolder pieces such as the bright orange and dark blue print skirt suit.
Overall, the seaside tone of the collection stood out among the rest this week and brilliantly caters to the intellectual, well-traveled, stylish and gallant youth.