After the most recent CFDA Awards in June, Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof found themselves people-watching at Lincoln Center. “Everyone was checking themselves out and taking selfies,” said Talbot. “We started thinking about girls going out, getting dressed up together.” So began the idea for their super-meta pre-fall look book, which captured a pair of models playfully shooting photos of themselves with iPhones and selfie sticks.
A youthful spirit was similarly reflected in the clothes, which took a more modern turn this season. Expanding on the sparkling gowns for which they’re known, Talbot and Runhof explored elegant, relaxed suiting — a gold-and-black metallic pleated tunic over matching trousers — and jumpsuits in silk and lace. A navy silk and jacquard bomber with pink metallic floral embroidery paired with matching, wide-legged trousers also offered a fresh, sporty take on evening.