Timo Weiland: The Brand
Designers: Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang
Timo Weiland was founded by Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein, and Donna Kang, who all came from various fashion backgrounds. The team’s first men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collection debuted for Spring-Summer 2010. The collection firmly established their romantic, yet modern edge to dandy downtown dressing. Based in and inspired by New York City, the Timo Weiland collection reflects Timo, Alan, and Donna’s personal aesthetic sensibilities and a broader desire to spur a return to the art of dressing. Celebrities the likes of Taylor Swift, Tina Fey, Sophia Bush, Jonas Brothers, and Pharrell are supporters of Timo Weiland, and are often seen wearing their designs on the red carpet.
The designers won the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund award in January 2014 and were recognized for their smart, innovative Men’s design, and unique attention to detail. “The Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation is one of the first and most coveted emerging designer awards programs in the fashion industry,” said Marylou Luther, Editor of The International Fashion Syndicate and judge for the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation. “This year’s winners represent an exciting blend of backgrounds, influences and approaches that highlight the promise of today’s young designers.”
The brand was also nominated and one of the finalists for the International Woolmark Prize in both 2013 and 2014. The brand was also part of the CFDA Incubator for 2012 and 2013 years and was the inaugural winner of the CFDA Retail Lab grant in 2016.
The Timo Weiland brand works with GROUPE, a new NYC fashion collective and platform, for production and distribution of the label.