There’s more to conjuring up the spirit of haute couture than just regurgitating the creations of past designers. And someone needs to tell Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof that. It was obvious from the moment that highlighter green taffeta dress with a big bow by the neckline walked down the runway that the design duo was having a go at couture styles. But overall, their Fall 2019 collection left a lot to be desired. We don’t deny the impact of their volumes and shapes, but we also can’t deny the horrendous quality of the overall construction. Most of the shimmering fabrics looked all scrunched up and needed some good steaming, from the cocktail frocks to the poorly cut pantsuits. The colors were also awful—some of the most garish shades we’ve seen this season. And the styling? All we can say is there’s more to exhibiting couture than simply relying on overused 1950s tropes. Everything about this show just looked poor and dated that we’re not exactly sure how well Talbot Runhof will sell with such a mess!
Talbot Runhof Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review
There was a couture vibe at Talbot Runhof's show for Fall 2019 but we wished we saw couture-caliber clothing instead. Their latest line was just so poor in quality and spirit that it was almost depressing to watch. Granted, there were some interesting shapes here and there, but the garish colors and awful construction put a damper on everything!
Show-Stopping Shapes and Silhouettes
Beautiful Prints Used
Horrendous Quality in Construction
Questionably Fabric Choices
Garish Color Palette
Little Sense of Cohesion