Timo To Shine-------
It was scarcely a conscious decision that neckwear nabobs Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein would expand their year-old accessories line with ready-to-wear. “Timo and I just got to the office one day and started drawing out looks,” explained Eckstein at the duo’s debut presentation. “By the end of the day, we had a collection.” The clothes fall right in line with their cool, twentysomething take on propriety, best exhibited by their endless clever reworkings of the bowtie. Called A Life Full of Holes, the collection had the feel of eccentric and timeworn aristocracy, thus a watery floral they described as “decaying English garden.” My personal favorites from their cute layered looks were jackets with tuxedo details—a very tailored khaki trench with matte black satin lapels and a cutaway in ultrachic black and navy. At Timo’s contemporary prices, they’re a smart addition to your spring shopping list. That’s an important point for the duo. “We want people like us to be able to wear the clothes,” said Eckstein. New for their neckwear, Weiland and Eckstein teamed up with Bing Bang’s Anna Sheffield. A floppy black leather bow strung with chains is black tie we’d want to wear everyday.