“It was full on,” Timo Weiland says, surveying the state of his Flatiron District studio following New York Fashion Week. “We did two shows in 20 hours or less. We had one show at 5pm and then the next one was at 9am. Maneuvering that schedule was really challenging but we made it work and it was great. Definitely the best response we’ve had to date.” He has just showed the Fall/Winter 2015 collections for men and women for his namesake brand which he runs alongside partners Donna Kang and Alan Eckstein, but the studio shows no signs of slowing down.
“I thought the short one was so much cuter,” Donna says as they discuss exclusives for one of their retailers. “It’s younger.”
Timo agrees. “In the black and navy brocade. That fabric’s doing really well. We’re going to have to order more of that.”
Alongside rave reviews from editors and bloggers for their runway shows (“The Timo Weiland design trio has a way of making looser silhouettes and layers seem alluring, and inviting to the girl who doesn’t try (or wants to look like she doesn’t),” writes Style.com.), they’ve gained a following in Hollywood for their cool, laid back aesthetic in a few short years. Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey and Kerry Washington are some of the latest actresses to wear Timo on the red carpet. They also work with stars like Kanye and Pharrell Williams and you’ll spot a few pieces in their music videos. Timo is characteristically sweet and down to earth about it all. “It’s nice having them wear our stuff. It’s cool.” We love a line even more when the sought-after designer is also the nicest human.
We quizzed him on just about everything during our studio visit in New York City, so here are a few things you should know about Timo.