Watching Murral’s fall show was like stepping through the looking glass into a fantasy world. Models with twisted hair wound their way around a broken heart-shaped runway in layers of quirky garments. Designers Yusuke Muramatsu and Ayumi Sekiguchi said they were inspired by the idea of nostalgia, which Muramatsu described as “warm but lonely.”
They showed a series of girly looks in mixed prints, such as plaid pants with a metallic pink knit top and floral embroidered mesh camisole, and a full denim skirt embroidered with red hearts paired with a ruffle-trimmed orange cardigan and botanical print blouse.
The designers played with proportions, turning out cropped pullovers and a shrunken patchwork peplum blazer, as well as an oversize crushed velvet bomber jacket and voluminous wool coats. Frayed, raw edges appeared on mixed plaid skirts and two-tone denim jeans. This, as well as motorcycle-inspired jackets, helped to temper the ultra-femininity of the collection and gave it a subtle edge.