Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof took the theme of  traditional German garments — “tracht” is the vocabulary — and, well, ran with it. The stronger nods came at the start: a white eyelet blouse kicked off the show, cut like a cape in the back. This was paired with short, wide-leg trousers in a red floral jacquard, and gold boots — not so folksy.

Stiletto-heeled, the lacing served as a reference to traditional wear. Some pairs rose nearly up to the thighs; ankle-length versions were worn with thick wool socks. 

On a tear, the designers swept past last season’s Zen attitude, pushing a lineup of sumptuous velvet gowns, sequined skirts, thick wool checked capes and silk moiré pieces in bright green and turquoise. Women seeking a black dress for the red carpet might want to look somewhere else, Talbot said in jest, acknowledging the exuberance of the collection. Upbeat and memorable, it carried a statement of its own we’ll likely remember the wool socks and stilettos for some time.

 

By  on March 4, 2018

Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof took the theme of  traditional German garments — “tracht” is the vocabulary — and, well, ran with it. The stronger nods came at the start: a white eyelet blouse kicked off the show, cut like a cape in the back. This was paired with short, wide-leg trousers in a red floral jacquard, and gold boots — not so folksy.

Stiletto-heeled, the lacing served as a reference to traditional wear. Some pairs rose nearly up to the thighs; ankle-length versions were worn with thick wool socks. 

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