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Talbot Runhof's S/S 2013 Show

October 9, 2012

The veteran design duo impress with an innovative new collection inspired by their 20 year history and Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s photos of Detroit

  • Text by Christine Bierhals

Last week, the Munich-based label Talbot Runhof presented their new collection during Paris Fashion Week in the Salon Opéra at the Grand Hotel Intercontinental and this is what Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof had to say about their new collection...

"Several months ago, we sat together with Peter Baeldle in our Munich showroom, surrounded by literally thousands of press clippings, look books and an archive of collection pieces spanning the 20 years of our work. You see, Inga Griese is publishing a Talbot Runhof tome this November with collection Rolf Heyne, and as co-author, Peter wanted to know every detail of every dress, of every show, every anecdote, every success, absolutely everything…

The initial influence for Spring/Summer 2013 had actually been Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s photos of the ruins of Detroit, inspiring the basis for colour, fabric and texture. And after sitting with Peter for two consecutive days recalling things that had long since been microfiched away in our brains, the silhouette became clear. We began thinking about the last 20 years of hard work. The things we do best. The things that were the most fun, that provided the most satisfaction. 

A collection of long and lean cocktail and evening looks. Our signature drapes have been reinvented by means of geometric, graphic constructions or architecturally sculpted with a heavy fabric mesh lending new aspects to our repertoire. We studied covered and controlled necklines and played with fitted and loose.

We continue our love affair with the textile miracles of Jakob Schlaepfer with a soft, fluid paillettes guipure made entirely of thread and sequins or a laser-cut hologram material ornament, adding new dimensions to dry wool piqué, vintage stretch leather and cotton macramé lace, our palette: royal blue, vintage black, blush, taupe, pewter, shades of seafoam and white..."

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