On point, independent and exquisite: The new #FAITHLOVEHOPE collection of the Munich fashion designer duo Talbot Runhof paid homage to this tradition. Once the heart of German fashion for festive occasions, Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof revived a centuries-old identity to make it the focus of the fashion world, and presented the costume as inspiration for their new collection full of faith, love and hope. The show featured courageous and contrasting fashion where fine cotton fabrics were combined with delicate broderie anglaise, opulent rhinestone appliqués, impressive floral trousers and huge oversized capes. Chunky cashmere knitwear met silk jaquard and a shimmering Lurex bomber jacket was paired with hand-painted silken velvet. Eyes were pampered with a sumptuous coat of colour: dark violet and green shades, sunny yellow and intense red. Talbot Runhof did away with the prejudice that costumes are a relic from a long forgotten era. Au contraire: they are a living part of German fashion tradition. Or, as Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof themselves put it: "A costume lives from the declaration that is symbolised in our collection by a cross, a heart and an anchor, as well as from special fabrics, colours and decorations that all have a special significance and relevance".
Talbot Runhof also chose the location of its show for its sophistication, tradition and modernity. In the time-honoured Lycée Henri IV, the elite school near the Sorbonne, on Rue Clovis in the 5th arrondissement, between the Panthéon and the French Ministry of National Education. The Lycée ranks among the most renowned grammar schools in France. Graduates include the current President of France Emmanuel Macron, as well as the filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff and many world-famous philosophers such as Michel Foucault or Jean-Paul Sartre.
Numerous photographers and TV teams waited here for the guests of the Munich designer duo Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof. They were not disappointed. Talbot Runhof ranks among the world's most renowned designers, and their collections are loved by top models such as Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss, singers such as Selena Gomez or Lady GaGa and Hollywood stars such as Heather Graham, Helen Hunt, Olivia Wilde, Angelina Jolie and Kristen Stewart. On this day, too, the front row was packed with celebrities, influencers and the elite of the fashion press who eagerly awaited the new designs for the autumn-winter season
Transferring the philosophy of the new collection to the looks of the models that Talbot Runhof selected for their show was once again the task of La Biosthétique International Creative Director Alexander Dinter and his team. For a few seasons, Johnny Talbot und Adrian Runhof have been trusting in the extraordinary skills of the La Biosthétique beauty experts for the hair of their models. A reinterpretation of traditional braid styles in the modern undone look completed the overall concept of the fashion designers. The look was based on a rough, frizzy hair texture. Instead of braiding the hair, it was loosely knotted at the back of the head. The result was a modern braid style that looks girly and slightly messy.
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