This quickly growing label, started by Timo Weiland and business partner Alan Eckstein, officially launched for the spring 2010 season, but their claim-to-fame comes a little before that thanks to a little show called Gossip Girl. That’s right, fans of the show and of the up-and-coming brand will note that the neckwear that both Chuck and Blair sported in earlier episodes was from none other than this dynamic duo.
Since then, the business has grown exponentially at a lightning-fast pace; retail giants like Barneys, Harvey Nichols, and Fred Segal now carry the label and it’s been featured in major mags like Elle, Vogue, Glamour, the New York Times and more. Among the celebs who adore the brand are Andrew Garfield, Chloe Sevigny, and James Franco.
From having a toilet fall onto them to sleeping on top of a mountain during a snowstorm, we can already tell these boys really like a good adventure. Read below for more of their journeys!
Fashionista: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done on vacation?
Alan Eckstein: Slept on top of a mountain in a snowstorm—not much of a vacation.
What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you on vacation?
A toilet fell through my ceiling while in Cancun.
Who do you travel with the most?
Probably my girlfriend! We love to hop around.
Where is one place you’d never go back to?
Probably Cancun, see my answer above.
What’s the most exotic dish you’ve eaten on vacation?
Jellyfish in China.
What do you wish you’d done on vacation?
Stayed in New Mexico longer!
What did you fall in love with on vacation?
What is your song of the summer?
Oregon Bike Trails’ “Swimsuit”
Where would you love to go back again?
New Mexico – me and Haley’s (my girlfriend’s) favorite place to be.
My packing essentials:
• Lots of undies
• Good book I’ll probably never read
• Crushable blazer
• Casual shoes
• Canon G11
Click through for Timo’s list!