Timo Weiland Fall 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York
Indigo, navy, and cobalt… all colors used in the Timo Weiland Fall 2013 menswear. Timo Weiland was one of the first shows we saw in Mew York for fashion week and it was the first men’s show we got to see. It was held in the “Bow” which means it was a presentation and we got to get close up and personal with the models. Which of course meant getting great close ups and really understanding what the designer’s inspiration was for the particular collection.
Aside from navy, the collection showed a lot of reds and army green (which was a huge trend throughout the Fall 2013 shows both for men and women. Aside from the palate of the show, hexagonal patterns were seen in prints, under puffer vests and jackets and patterned throughout. The geometric inspiration was fitting for the line seeing as how Weiland usually incorporates some sort of linear quality to his garments. Whether it is in the consistency of his quality or the visually angular patterns he likes to use, it is present.
Leather and shearling made an appearance on outerwear pieces in the form of collars and full leather coats. Quilted leather (another big trend), was used on the chest of one particular urban moto-jacket. It was one of my favorite looks and certainly drew your attention to the handsome male models cast for the show by Edward Kim.
I’d like to also note that the shoes worn by the models were designed by Timo Weiland and were part of a capsule collection called Timo Weiland For TSUBO. The boot were made for Manhattan with their rugged silhouettes but sleek suede finishing. I liked the way the pants fell to a typically shorter length than most but that could be because most of the footwear was a boot style as opposed to the standard loafer worn during fashion shows.
I hope to see more of the Weiland collection and will definitely report on it next season. Hopefully I’ll get to see the women’s as well so I can talk on that collection next season.
Photos by Matthew St. James