Fashion editors like to toss around phrases like "urban camouflage" and utilitarian a lot with fashion. I think that's often BS. However, with Timo Weiland's Fall 2013 collection, I actually see how that applies.
It's kind of funny how two male designers, Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein, understand the mind space of a a cosmopolitan woman who likes the idea of a rugged uniform look or camo pattern, but will only execute it in a sophisticated, feminine way... The camouflage motif was done in an elegant sweater with sequins. Military colors were translated into georgette or leather. The aviator jacket was made like a tailored blazer. The looks on the runway were a cheeky take on several fashion cliches and I thought it was very clever.
This collection is a lot like how I dress "for the country" which leaves my Hubby shaking his head. Reminding me that I just don't "blend" when I wear a severely tailored silk crepe plaid blouse and dark indigo skinny jeans. It's the same as a flannel and denim isn't it? So what if my work boots are Miu Miu?
Timo Weiland's catwalk serves as a reminder that a diva can be a diva no matter what the trend might be. Ha!