What would you say, if anything, was your big break?
Timo: WWD cover. It was the week of our first show ever…the first day of fashion week, so it was distributed at the tents, which was amazing, especially for someone that no one at the tents had even heard of yet. They were probably like, who is this? And it was a full look.
Alan: We’ll talk about that forever, I think. I actually got yelled at in class because I left for a couple minutes to go grab it and I grabbed a whole lot of copies and my teacher yelled at me when I came back and asked me what was in the bag. I showed him and he was totally silent after that and i think he was proud. I was proud.
Donna: I was at Carolina [Herrera]. Someone came up to me and told me it was on the cover and I started screaming.
Alan: That was almost exactly a year ago.
Timo: Yeah, it was September 10th.
Alan: Yeah, it’s crazy.
Where will Timo Weiland be in five years?
Timo: Shoes and bags. We love accessories. We would love to expand on our women’s dress category, our men’s outerwear category, more department stores. Barneys is a key door that we love working with.
Alan: We’d love to expand to the international client. We already have our foot in some of the doors internationally but it seems like Europe is a wonderful opportunity for us. Some wonderful American designers are going there now such as Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren.
Timo: We’d love to have small stores some day, maybe one in London. I think London is just such a natural fit.
Is there there anything else you want to say or add?
Timo: We love Fashionista. We read it every day. We live for it.
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