Timo Weiland - 2014
Timo Weiland Born in rural Nebraska and raised between New York City and Jacksonville, Florida, Timo Weiland’s influences reach from the urban to the pastoral. Training from his mother at an early age in sewing coupled with an understanding of fabric, sparked Timo’s early interest in fashion. Timo always demonstrated an inclination towards the arts via ongoing sketching, painting, and photography. However, he majored in Economics, Spanish Literature, and Business Management and minored in Vocal Performance at Vanderbilt University before returning to New York to pursue a career in fashion and to ultimately launch his namesake brand.
Alan Eckstein Alan was born and raised in Great Neck, NY. Alan grew up immersed in music and art, and supported by a close relationship with his grandmother who is a successful interior designer in Manhattan. Alan’s enthusiasm for fashion was ignited during high school after first reading the New York Times Style Section. Alan continued to engage this early interest via his studies at FIT, exploring the commercial aspects of the industry via courses in Advertising and Marketing Communications.
Timo Weiland: The Brand
After brief internships in the fashion industry, a mutual interest in travel and a flair for dapper dressing first brought Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein together and inspired them to collaborate on the Timo Weiland collection, a designer line that is carried by luxury retailers worldwide such as Barneys, ShopBop.com, Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols, and Takashimaya Japan. The Timo Weiland collection reflects their personal aesthetic sensibilities and desire to spur a return to the art of dressing. Constantly seeking the next artistic challenge, the pair have channeled their creative energies into a new endeavor: DJing at New York City’s trendiest clubs and most exclusive parties, under the stage name Timo & Alan. The dynamic duo’s sets merge the classic with the modern, the downtown with the dandy, combining the disparate elements of the fashion, art and music worlds to create a fun-filled, stylish atmosphere.