Timo Weiland

December 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion News

Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein heeded the call of the jungle this season. In Weiland’s own words, the design duo went “a little animal-print crazy,” developing leopard-spot lace and a tonal leopard brocade, as well as crystal leopard embroideries. To go with their big-cat motif, because why not, Weiland and Eckstein introduced a deep-sea reference to the collection, creating a nice underwater print of dappled blues. All very Life of Pi, if you think about it.

Not that the Timo Weiland girl, herself, had gone particularly wild: Per usual, there was a sweetness and a sense of decorum to these clothes, though the collection’s emphasis on sheers did push the look in a sexier direction. There was also a welcome sense of ease, with unfussy looks like wide-leg printed pants and semi-sheer tees straddling the line of dressed up and dressed down. Elsewhere, the black brocade tuxedo suit made for a relaxed yet natty evening look. Overall, the animal kingdom theme this season may have been a metaphor for Weiland and Eckstein’s evolving approach to design: Ever so tentatively, they are beginning to let themselves run free.
—Maya Singer
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