Inspired by the idea of Gloria Vanderbilt and Keith Richards returning from a trip to colonial India in the 1960s, Timo Weiland co-designers, Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein, showed a mesmerizing men’s and women’s Fall 2011 collection. Included in the line-up were tribal animal motifs, metallic fabric pops, plaid-on-plaid looks, and above all, amazing prints with an Op Art-like feel and another with a psychedelic painterly feel particularly standing-out.
With a colorful palette of blue, fuchsia, orange, red, purple, and yellow with hints of shimmer to go along with their more neutral tones, the collection worked in beautiful detailing, including a pair of women’s trousers quirkily lined with buttons and detailed embroideries and jacquards that the designers said were inspired by indigenous Himalayan animals. Prints on silk wool and organza were “loosely based on a fictional snow-covered desert landscape” and made their way onto a jacket, a dress, and a skirt making for a nice contrast to the myriad of updated plaids shown in the collection.
Two-toned men’s shoes and polka dot scarves added to the 60s inspiration for the tailored menswear – perfect for the dapper man about town.