Timo Weiland is a New York-based designer of his eponymous line, developed with his design partner Alan Eckstein. He originally became interested in fashion at a young age by observing his mother sew and work with fabrics, and after graduating from Vanderbilt University, moved to New York City full-time to embark on a career in fashion. After meeting Alan, they started developing their line, and since then things have certainly been looking up for the design duo. They were named members of CFDA's prestigious Fashon Incubator program in 2011, and their collections receive more and more rave reviews each season.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
“Out of Pocket”
What can’t you travel without and why?
My timo! wallet and TW leather moto jacket.
What’s your favorite travel destination, and why?
Auckland, New Zealand – it’s outdoorsy, nautical, surfy, arty, cosmopolitan and urban.
If you could choose one person to show you “their New York City,” who would it be and why?
Glenn O’Brien or Tom Ford – they both saw New York’s grittiest and most glamorous times all-at-once and over time spanning decades.
What’s your go-to spot in NYC for drinks?
Paul’s Cocktail Lounge, Cabin Down Below, and Bar Nana.
Where do you get your art fix, and do you have a favorite artist?
Pioneer Works – the space of my dear friend and favorite artist, Dustin Yellin.
What are some of your under the radar recommendations for NYC visitors?
The Boathouse in the UWS, Neue Galerie, Belvedere Castle in Central Park, and Moto in Brooklyn.
Who are some of your favorite musicians?
The Cable and Blood Orange.
What album or song would you consider your personal soundtrack to NYC?
“Last Night” by The Strokes.