December 20, 2012 New York
Not that the Timo Weiland girl, herself, had gone particularly wild: Per usual, there was a sweetness and a sense of decorum to these clothes, though the collection's emphasis on sheers did push the look in a sexier direction. There was also a welcome sense of ease, with unfussy looks like wide-leg printed pants and semi-sheer tees straddling the line of dressed up and dressed down. Elsewhere, the black brocade tuxedo suit made for a relaxed yet natty evening look. Overall, the animal kingdom theme this season may have been a metaphor for Weiland and Eckstein's evolving approach to design: Ever so tentatively, they are beginning to let themselves run free.