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 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.
After brief internships in the fashion industry, Timo and Alan 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. The Timo Weiland collection reflects their personal aesthetic sensibilities and broader desire to spur a return to the art of dressing.