The Look // Timo Weiland // Resort ‘14 Collection

“We have finally honed our voice and perspective as a brand,” says designer Timo Weiland.  For the brand’s Resort collection, inspiration was found in Austrian art, exuberant prints and tailoring with attitude. Read on for the skinny on Timo Weiland’s Resort collection

Please tell us the theme of the collection.

Inspired by classic Savile Row menswear textile prints and Austrian art.

How did you think of the theme during the design process?

The theme was very present during the design process. Was also somewhat organic as we landed at the Neue Galerie in the graphic furniture section while designing prints. The “Glen Dot” print took on almost a reptilian feel… which was unexpected.

Did it reveal itself in surprising ways?

The revelation was as organic as usual- we follow / research what we love / are interested in.

What does this particular collection mean to you as the designer?

It was a breakthrough in terms of focus and editing. We have finally honed our voice and perspective as a brand.

Are there any interesting details, sourcing, materials or other secrets of the studio we might share?

Fine silk cotton blends, ottoman wovens and knits. Stretch neon jacquards. Zig-zag embroidery trims.

Perhaps one look in particular you would like to highlight?

The Carrie moto jacket is particularly awesome in acid washed leather with flecked denim! Lots of special details while still feeling / looking everyday wearable.

Any details you can share about how it found its way into your work?

The prints, embroideries, trims, and distressed techniques on leathers, etc.