So I went to New York Fashion Week and played fashion blogger for a day. I haven’t been on the scene in years, but attending the Timo Weiland x Banana Republic Spring/Summer 2016 presentation (a partnership created in conjunction with CFDA) was a bit nostalgic. I don’t miss traveling from Brooklyn to Manhattan at the crack of dawn in heels just to get to a show. Oh yeah, I also don’t miss struggling to find an outlet or solid wi-fi to get my review submitted before the day’s deadline. Nevertheless, this post isn’t about a past blogger’s fashion week stories from hell.
When I found out Timo Weiland was teaming up with Banana Republic I freaked out. Timo was one of the first designers I ever had the pleasure of viewing during NYFW some years back —and I still remember the vivid patterns and the structured pieces that each made its own unique statement. Banana Republic has been around for years, and still they find new ways to innovate and keep the label fresh without doing too much. Adding TW (the trio of designers are Timo Weiland, Donna Kang, and Alan Eckstein) to the lineup definitely contributes to the fashion giant’s running theme. The colors popped and most of the pieces transition well from day to night. I didn’t get around to the men’s side because #crowd #champagne #hor’dourves, but from what I could view from a distance, the collection is pretty decent for guys as well.