Darren Waterston (B. 1965, California)

Darren Waterston (B. 1965, California)

Photo by Steve Benisty

Photo by Steve Benisty

Courtesy of Chrome Hearts

Courtesy of Chrome Hearts

Photo by Steve Benisty

Photo by Steve Benisty

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Timo Weiland’s Hudson River Valley Getaway

The starting point for the Timo Weiland fall/winter 2014-15 collection was a weekend upstate with creative director Timo Weiland, design director Alan Eckstein, and head designer Donna Kang — who are fresh from an Ecco Domani Fashion Prize win — in the Hudson River Valley to celebrate the birthday of their men’s stylist, Haley. “[It was all about] bringing the city with us to this rustic, beautiful place,” explained Weiland. “We were all dressing up. We had dinner parties, a lot of fine wine, fine food.”

The collection did indeed carry that whole city-meets-rustic vibe that Weiland was talking about, incorporating comfortable knit sweaters with frilly skirts. Materials ran the gamut — silk wool, metallic foiled leathers, custom Italian printed leather, curly shearlings, Persian lambs, and baby alpaca. Funky chevron stripes were all about, on fitted dresses, full skirts, and a standout long-sleeved navy, black and white knit dress embellished with fringe at the bottom.

Edge fused with prep in the form of a cropped lamb leather moto jacket paired with a plaid shirtdress. Painted dots were another motif that were sprinkled throughout on skirts, sweat tops and an evening dress. One of the strongest pieces of the show was a the “Ellie” coat, a navy, grey and black number which consisted of a trip striped tweed and the “Bianca” knit skirt, that had intersecting black-and-white stripes.

And how do they describe the girl they design for? “She’s our friend, she’s a part of our family really,” said Weiland. “It’s an extension of our personalities, and it’s really the city, it’s our circle of our friends — it’s us.” This collection fit the bill perfectly, as we can picture it on all the cool girls of downtown New York who they run with.

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