Inspired by Nineties supermodels + Las Vegas by night, it would be hard to fathom how these two things oozing in excess, could work for daytime. Then again, there are no rules when it comes to fashion these days. According to WWD, Zuhair Murad’s RTW Fall collection was to represent the culmination of his efforts to expand the daywear component of his ready-to-wear line. Regardless of its high demand, as mentioned by Murad, the collection proved to be very wearable. Of course, many might disagree that he succeeded, with his many pieces more worthy of a night out.
True, wearing a lace jumpsuit or a black sheer gown with colorful embroidered 3-D butterflies, might cause a few raised eyebrows or two at brunch, but who wouldn’t agree how easily a tunic over either piece, could resolve that problem? And what’s wrong with wearing a sequined chevron striped pajama suit, with an exposed leg, thanks to a high front slit? Nothing, right?!
But for the less daring, there were many looks that worked within the confines of daywear. There were plenty of mini skirt dresses + leather pants. An obnoxiously huge fur lapeled patent leather belted coat, totally caught my eye as a perfect piece to throw on over jeans. Velvet also made an indent here, as in many other RTW Fall collections, as pants with a high front slit, paired with a Baroque detailed belted jacket, complete with gilded edges.
Overall, Murad created a ready-to-wear line suitable for a woman not afraid to take risks, even if it’s just daytime.