Talbot Runhof -a mix of brocade and lace this year at PFW
A return to sophistication
Precise, idiosyncratic and exquisite: the new collection #GLAUBELIEBEHOFFNUNG, presented by the duo Talbot Runhof during the Paris Fashion Week for the autumn / winter season 2018/19, turned out to be a commitment to tradition. Inspired by traditional costumes, such as those worn in Germany on solemn occasions, Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof created modern statement looks that complemented wonderfully delicate brocade lace, lurex and jacquard fabrics, colorful sequins and lush velvet. As a hairstyling partner was the creative team of La Biosthétique. International Creative Director Alexander Dinter designed the lead styling for the duo’s distinctive fashion and rounded out the overall concept of the fashion designer with his reinterpretations of traditional braid styling.
In the spirit of sophistication, tradition and modern times was also the location that Talbot Runhof chose for her décor flanked by shivering: in the venerable Lycée Henri IV, the elite school near the Sorbonne, in which already philosophers like Michel Foucault, Jean Paul Sartre or director Volker Schlöndorff pushed the school bench, the Munich designers showed their collection for the autumn / winter 2018. In the front row of the show, the who-is-who of the fashion scene lined up: renowned journalists, actors and influencers like Nina Suess, Anna Sharypova, Marie von den Benken, Alexandra Lapp, Annabelle Fleur, sisters Des & Jen or Gitta Banko had come to Paris to catch a glimpse of the next winter season.
Bold and contrasting fashion was on display, combining fine cotton fabrics with filigree hole embroidery to opulent rhinestone appliqués, sumptuous floral fil coupé pants and huge oversize capes. Coarse cashmere knit meets silk-degraded jaquard, a dazzling lurex bomber jacket on hand-painted Devoré silk velvet. The eye was also intensely pampered in color: dark violet and green tones, sunny yellow and intense red cheer up hope for a colorful winter season.
In keeping with Talbot Runhof’s traditionally inspired collection, the hairstyling created by Alexander Dinter, International Creative Director of La Biosthétique, took shape.
“In the hair, the theme ‘costumes’ should continue in a modern interpretation,” said Alexander Dinter. “We have therefore taken the classic braid as a basic idea and translated for today again. The look is based on a rough, frizzy structure of the hair. Instead of braiding the hair, we twisted it loosely on the back of the head and then knotted it. The result is a modern braid style that looks girlish and slightly unmade. “