Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’13: Timo Weiland's Clean Mix-Up

Summary: The Spring 2013 Spring/Summer Collection by Timo Weiland was a little mixed up. Let me clarify that. The collection included very clean and orderly mix-ups. When the first all white looks came down the runway, besides reminding me that the US Open was in town, my first though was “sporty.” Each button-downed look seemed simple, but upon further inspection, there was a lot going on from piping and sheer silk chiffon overlays to Swarovski embellishments and lace. Next a series of pieces in a huge houndstooth print of lemon yellow and taupe was in your face but came off as totally slick and modern. From my background in graphic designer, I know that yellow and taupe have similar values and can be hard to read, which is precisely why this print worked so well and did not look too busy. Included in the collection were fun TSUBO for Timo Weilland shoes, in an open weave gleaming silver metallic. The combination of restraint and playfulness of the Timo Weiland Spring 2013 Collection is what I found to be most successful. I am not a huge fan of sporty and preppy looks, but when you add graphic prints, chiffon, silk and Swarovski elements… I’m ready to play!
Colors: White,Yellow, Black, Navy, Forrest, Blue, Pink, Light Blue, Gray, Cream, Salmon, Copper Metallic, Copper Metallic Houndstooth, Silver Metallic, Navy Stripes, Tie-dye houndstooth, Blue/Green Print, Yellow/Taupe Houndstooth, Salmon Zig-zag Haring Print
Fabrics & Textures: Canvas, Cotton, Cotton Chambray, Leather, Silk, Geometric Lace, Chiffon, Chambray, Cotton Knit, Duchess Satin, PVC, Metallic Brocade, Swarovski Elements, Embroidery, Piping
Key Looks: Joyce top in white chiffon and cotton chambray with Jodie wide-leg track pants in white canvas with black piping detail; Lizzie long sleeve crew top neck top in yellow geometric lace with Chelsea skirt in yellow/taupe houndstooth canvas; Leven top made with blue/green Swarovski Elements and evening skirt in navy duchess satin.

– Carol Calacci

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