Timo Weiland Spring 2013
There was a new maturity in the Spring 2013 show Alan Weckstein and Timo Weiland designed for Weiland's namesake label, a joint men's and women's collection that drew inspiration from the oft-referenced artwork of Keith Haring.
Fashion visits and samples from Haring's opus frequently, and sometimes literally, but these young designers didn’t claim any of the artist's graffiti images for their own. Instead, they let Haring's use of black and white inform the beginning of their collection, pairing staples like a white baseball jacket with a dark blue button collar shirt, and drawing a dark gray line along the sleeves of a simple long-sleeved cotton t-shirt.
While the men's looks stuck with a sporty theme that touched militarism — at times incorporating floral prints and jackets and pants in olive drab — the women's clothing evolved into a sophisticated selection of garments that employed multicolored stripes and herringbone prints to allude to Haring's graffiti. A beige coat was accented with a zoomed-in version of the suiting pattern in neon yellow, while a white-and-gold cocktail dress was elevated with an attached black tulle halter and a crystal-studded collar.