Continuing the industry’s autumn/winter exploration of texture and fabric, US based Timo Weiland has intelligently combined both urban and country influences within their upcoming AW13 collection. Focused on the incorporation of practical detailing within more refined styles, the collection itself boasts a functional approach that doesn’t compromise on fashion appeal or fit.
Working within a seasonal palette of navy and olive green, each look consists of several textures and shapes intelligently layered over one another. Leather pieces are combined with matte finishes whilst quilted outerwear works nicely alongside tailored checks.
An attention to necklines is apparent throughout the lookbook too, with crew necks, collars and buttons mixed and matched to strengthen the layered approach. With the palette remaining dark, lighter neutral hues make infrequent appearances with the aim to highlight specific design features or detailing.
Notable pieces within the collection include the oxblood zip-up knit and dog motif sweater. However, the stand out piece is the zip jacket with green contrast sleeves and shearling collar. With several contrasts and textures blended seamlessly into one silhouette, the opportunity is left open to keep the rest of the outfit simple but refined.
By remaining modern in fit and practical in design, Timo Weiland has produced a functional collection that will appeal to those who know that practical winter dressing doesn’t mean a complete loss of style.
Shop the collection later this year at timoweiland.com.