»it’s all about knowing where to stop« – going too far can be as bad as not going far enough. a quote that dramatically affected not only the ¬design philosophy of johnnytalbot and adrianrunhof, but their life creed in general.
one of the "first questions" a designer is asked is “tell me about your customer” – well, you can learn a lot about the customer by just looking closely at the collection: cool, subtle, elegant, discrete ... every piece has a detail, a detail that might not be obvious at first glance, but once you find it, it’s what makes you fall in love. Johnny talbot and Adrian Runhof have found over the years that their customers are precisely the same Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof have a very unique way of working. as with most designers, the initial idea begins simmering in the brain and with talbotrunhof, it’s usually a geometric idea, a mathematical exercise. however, Johnny and Adrian do not reach for pen and paper, but rather to fabric, dressforms and pins, translating a thought into something living, organic, 3d. it is essen¬tial for the designers to understand the individual personalities of the different fabrics, the life force behind each piece. how they drape, fall, reflect, respond to other fabrics.