“I love you more than being seventeen”—lyrics from “Evening Sun,” a song by NY-formed band The Strokes took the lead in inspiring Timo Weiland’s SS ’16 Collection. Fans of the youthful brand gathered at Clarkson Studios today to see Weiland, co-founder/design director Alan Eckstein and head designer Donna Kang’s medley of warm weather suiting separates.
Wide-legged trousers made from Japanese cotton paired with a printed Egyptian cotton sweater; suede accents trimmed coats that layered over windowpane button-downs and striped silk tees. Though Weiland’s attention to luxury details was appreciated, the International Woolmark Prize finalist brand kept the collection surprisingly safe for their first NYFW Men’s presentation.
Red and teal provided the only source of striking color; a static pattern served as the only gutsy print and silhouettes stayed incredibly classic. Some looks, however—the short-sleeved Italian seersucker top layered over a white knit tee, navy slim trousers and Suede baseball jacket with windowpane pants—succeeded in making you love parts of this collection more than being seventeen.