For its spring/summer 2019 collection, Talbot Runhof is giving a new boost to glamorous style. With subtle elegance, the designers pair a sportswear look with sophisticated chic to create strong, energetic looks.
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Born in the south of the United States, Johnny Talbot certainly never thought that he would make a career in fashion. A former electrical engineer, his encounter with Adrian Runhof undoubtedly shook up his professional ambitions. Adrian Runhof grew up in Germany and came into contact with the fashion industry at a very early age. A business school graduate, he launched his first brand and worked as a marketing consultant. Wearing two hats now allows him to keep an expert eye on Talbot Runhof’s image as well as clothing design.
After meeting in Munich, Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof couldn’t deny the alchemy between them. They instantly hit if off and had similar inspirations, so in 2000 they decided to found their own brand, understatedly named Talbot Runhof.
GLAMOUR TURNS TO SPORT
Johnny and Adrian made a dazzling impression with their spring/summer 2019 collection. Head-to-toe metallics, shiny evening dresses, embroidered collars: a shower of sequins falls on chic and dynamic looks. The duo brilliantly blend a cool attitude with raw glamour. Offering a khaki jumpsuit, slit dresses in camouflage prints and boyish silver-toned Bermuda shorts, the designers turn urban women into modern Amazons. The waists and shoulders are emphasised to give perfectly balanced, structured looks.
Boasting a wealth of subtle details and special finishes, the collection reveals draping, ruffles and asymmetric cuts. Favouring the technique of moulding rather than drawing, the duo sees garments as complex constructions, requiring a precise, meticulous approach. Each fabric is analysed from every angle, from its reflections to the unique way that it falls, to give an exceptional result.
Innovative fabrics, ecological leathers, unusual weaving methods, etc.: on the lookout for new design techniques, Johnny and Adrian work with the most innovative international suppliers there are. Fashion has no limits, as the duo aptly puts it, “It’s all about knowing where to stop”. Watch this space.