After brief internships in the fashion industry, Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein met and quickly developed a compelling dialogue, which ultimately led to a design partnership. Their mutual interest in European history, travel and a flair for dapper dressing promoted an engaging creative exchange. Launched in Pre-Fall 2009 as a collection of iconic neckwear, the Timo Weiland (timoweiland.com) brand expanded in Spring 2010 to include a signature range of clothing including knitwear and accessories, for men and women. Co-designed by Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein, the Timo Weiland collection provides a full wardrobe for men and women. Their debut ready-to- wear collection for Spring 2010 during New York Fashion Week was greeted with an overwhelmingly positive response from press, buyers and celebrities in attendance. Anna Sheffield of Bing Bang Jewelry collaborated with the designers on an exclusive range of styles for Summer 2010 based on the New Romantics inspired jewelry featured in the Spring 2010 presentation. Timo Weiland is stocked by Barneys, Pas De Deux in New York, Satine in LA and other top retailers in the US, Japan and more. The brand has been featured in Elle, Teen Vogue, T: The New York Times Magazine, InStyle, Style.com, WWD and other top publications. Inspired by the dark romanticism of Martin Scorseses Gangs of New York and The Age of Innocennece, the designers collaborated with milliner Albertus Swanepoel on a collection of turban inspired hats for Fall 2010 as well as a side zip and lace up boot with CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nominee Esquivel. The Timo Weiland collection reflects their personal aesthetic sensibilities and broader desire to spur a return to the art of dressing.