Plaids, mismatched prints, gauzy layers, dark florals and long vintage inspired skirts; all the recognizable aspects of a 90's era grunge theme were present on the Timo Weiland Fall 2012 runway. But for this collection the looks had a serious glam upgrade via impeccable tailoring, fur trims, and lots of luxe fabrics.
No strangers to editorial praise, designers Alan Eckstein and Timo (the designers behind the label) have made a name for themselves as the darlings of the young, Brooklyn-based hipster fashion crowd. However, with this collection, where we saw a sharp eye for editing, a more developed point of view, and a more sophisticated execution than ever before, it was clear that the pair is moving beyond that "for hipsters" classification, and becoming a full-fledged force in high-end international fashion.
Of course that doesn't mean we expect the hipsters to abandon Timo Weiland. The Fall 2012 looks for men and women were just way to good for that to happen. But we do expect to see these styles cropping up again and again in the major, more couture-focused, glossies in the months to come. And that will be a major change for the label.
For more images from the Timo Weiland Fall 2012 collection check The Style Wylde Galleries later this week.