Designer Timo Weiland was born in rural Nebraska, and was raised shuffling between New York City and Jacksonville Florida. For this reason, Weiland’s influences and style are a mix of the urban and the pastoral – making his collections a perfect balance. Weiland’s love of fashion was sparked at an early age, learning sewing from his Mother and always having an inclination towards the arts. Now, Weiland (along with his business partner Alan Eckstein) has descended upon New York City as an incredible tour-de-force: We couldn’t help but chat with him about all his favorite things…
Item I own that gets better with age: Italian riding boots
Best vintage buy on eBay: Gucci briefcase or Lanvin wingtips
Place I love to visit that’s rich in history: Jerusalem or Istanbul
My secret to looking timeless: Clarins eye cream while I sleep!
Most powerful photo I’ve ever seen: Rockaway rubble after Hurricane Sandy
Best souvenir I’m glad I brought back home: Porcelain dragon “toy” from China for my boyfriend
Favorite vintage fashion trend: Pleated pants on men
Smell that makes me feel most nostalgic: The smell of Rue St. Honore near Colette and Costes
What I’m currently coveting: Illesteva sunglasses in tortoise
Best advice I’ve ever received: Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
Music that always takes me back: Morrissey or Ace of Base
Film that I can watch over and over again: The Goonies
Favorite family recipe: Bananas Foster
Tastiest mom-and-pop shop that’s been feeding me for years: Alexandra on Hudson Street
Blog I’m currently addicted to: Mr. Blasberg
I couldn’t live without: My marled shawl collar cable knit or Kristian moto jacket in black leather
Words to dress by: Do it.
*Timo Weiland, photographed with his business partner Alan Eckstein by Danielle Kosann