Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fashion Week Day One, Part III: Desigual and Timo Weiland


Completely on-brand, this show was a bevy of happy, jaunty models blowing kisses, waving their way down the runway, and making hearts for the photographers. The love was evident in the clothes, too, as is obvious every time a shopper walks into a Desigual (we have two in the 34th Street district). Color, patterns, and fun is in every piece. What came down the runway was similar, but also interspersed throughout with stunning yet slightly more subdued pieces. I always find a great jacket in Desigual (and never pass up checking on the Desigual by Lacroix) and am drawn to their leggings, accessories, and fabulous pants. This show has me particularly anticipating the long dresses that closed the collection.

Photos from WWD

Timo Weiland

The Highline Hotel setting for the fall presentation of the designers' menswear collection was a perfect match for the casual yet precisely studied and styled ready-to-wear. The dark wood, the portraits of grand dames, the sweeping staircase, all led to a room full of impeccably men dressed in cropped jackets, denim with perfect breaks over boots, and shirts layered so one tail was revealed just so. Think perfect preppy with an appealing urban sensibility. Certainly any of these young men could be found drinking coffee and reading books in the hotel lobby. Ladies, if you can, get your man into Timo and then you can borrow that fabulous long jacket or blue turtleneck sweater. 

 Photos from WWD