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Timo Weiland S/S 2011

It’s always exciting to see hard-working, talented young designers like Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein succeed. Since joining forces to debut their first women and men’s ready-to-wear collections a year ago, the duo has continued to grow as they perfect their mix of downtown cool and uptown prep.

This season’s well-edited Timo Weiland collection had just over 20 looks, and was inspired by seaside life and “the mix of color and print found in nature.” The minimalist monochromatic pieces played well against a slew of vibrant prints. The designers did a beautiful job working with volume and texture, notably with a straw fringe tee shirt.

Layering and sheer panels were among the key trends the duo worked with for this season.

The designers’ cardigans, a must-have for S/S 2011, were simply gorgeous. An asymmetrical waffle knit cardigan, a take on a similar red one the duo designed last year, was particularly eye-catching. While the cardigan may have been designed with a man’s body in mind, I’m sure plenty of women will be rushing to pre-order one for themselves.

Moscot, Costalots, and Mercura NYC provided quirky eyewear to complement some of the looks. The seaside vibe of the men’s outfits were completed with some espadrilles by Soludos.