New York City, September 14, 2016. In a perfect meeting of bold color and intricate craftmanship, artistic director Jason Wu’s sixth collection for BOSS Womenswear is his most vibrant yet. Taking the vivid hues and architectural lines of David Hockney’s pool series as his starting point, Wu introduces sportswear and utility details, alongside sensual glimpses of skin, to perfectly undone tailoring and feminine dresses. Internal drawstrings, adjustable straps and oversize pockets take the relaxed tailoring perfected on the BOSS runway last season in a new, sporty direction. Layering is a key theme, with tactile, fine-knit dresses doubled up for twice the impact, while feather-light tank tops in lace and chiffon underpin several key looks. Electric blue, scarlet and vivid forest green, seen throughout, are brought together in a floral camouflage motif that is worked both as a jacquard and as a beautiful hand- embroidered lace.
Raw-edged tweed, transparent organza, French lace and crepe with engineered pleating all make an appearance on the runway. These unique fabrics draw upon the BOSS Womenswear expertise in merging traditional techniques with innovation, while asymmetric and cut-out details add to the modern feel of the collection. In an array of rainbow-bright colors, accessories enhance the upbeat mood. Unlined leather totes are finished with bright contrast edges and adjustable straps, referencing the same detail in the ready-to-wear. Pared-back slides, in leather with gripped rubber soles, feature crossover uppers in delicate lace, beading and embroidery. The instantly recognizable BOSS Bespoke appears on the runway in a new relaxed silhouette, the BOSS Bespoke Soft. The feminine top-handle bag will be available to buy in selected stores and online at hugoboss.com the moment the show concludes.