German design house Talbot Runhof visited the world of Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham Wednesday in a Paris ready-to-wear show that channeled green foliage — a nice touch for fall.
A top in silk mousseline embellished with leaves opened the show, depicting the overgrown garden of the character from the 19th century Dickens novel Great Expectations who froze in time after she was left on her wedding day.
As expected from an English country garden, there were a lot of different textures ranging from an elegant looking dress in fluid lame tweed, to sheer tops in crystal embroidered silk tulle.
Stretchy skintight pants in leaf-printed satin worked a treat but somewhat jarred with the style of the show — more like Poison Ivy from Batman Forever than anything else.
The best look of the shoulder-strong show was an iridescent gown capped with a flowing cape-like coat in emerald green. But there was a lack of cohesion in the overall look, making this feel more like an off-calendar show than one on the official Paris runway.
Paris fall-winter menswear shows run from June 27 to July 1, followed by haute couture collections from July 2 to July 5