After Givenchy unveiled its pre-fall collection with postcard shots from Berlin, the attention continues to float around Germany as we move on with our collections reviews. This time it’s the legendary German fashion house, Hugo Boss. We’re about to review one of the most respected Boss designers, Taiwanese Canadian designer Jason Wu, who besides designing for Michele Obama, can also make a statement on the runway and on every page of the Hugo Boss pre-fall 2016 lookbook.
Many would (and have thought) think of the collection to be dull or too strong or even lacking personality. And here’s probably why they think so. Fans of clean-cut looks are a whole separate consumer category. Being one of them, I think it’s extremely difficult to give us something we will adore every time we put it on. It is not easy to find a piece worthy of our admiration. One of the reasons can be the lack of diversity in clean-cut clothing, the best examples usually being showcased on high fashion catwalks. Clean-cut fashion needs to be made perfectly, because it’s not only about the look, but also the fit! So, trends, quality and fit are what we’re looking for.
Wu’s collection is not dull, it’s not too strong (there is no such thing as too strong for the right buyer), it’s just so clean you want to touch it. The creamy white coat is the crown of the collection – clean lines bordering perfection and that almost-bathrobe look … irresistible. Cardigans of the same style, skirts flowing down up to the knees, the comeback turtlenecks are in the core of the looks.
If you’re not a fan of turtlenecks or covering too much of the body you’re so proud of, you can invest your attention into the skirts instead. They are well-constructed and can easily be mixed and matched with more revealing pieces.
The color palette of the Hugo Boss pre-fall 2016 line-up is very dark, just like most of the pre-fall collections we see now. Creamy and grayish whites, black, dark navy blue, peachy pink, and very little grey are what we are treated to this time.
Jason Wu has sent many intriguing garments down the runway and red carpets, but the clean lines and the right amount of appealing modesty has always been a backnote to his collections. Just one thought, he designs for the First Lady, there must be a serious reason behind it.
Wu’s aesthetics is also entirely in tune with Boss’s style and heritage. A match made in heaven. Something tells me the devoted customers of Boss would like this, let us know, if you’re one of them.
One final question, why are all models covered up? An interesting choice is the amount of cleavage we see … that is none. Most of the pieces are long sleeved and fully necked. Add dark colors to this and you get the new sexy, mysterious, sophisticated, strong … and these are absolutely lovely when they’re visible on your outfit.
The upcoming fashion show scheduled for February will be Wu’s 5th for Boss. The German brand has been serving us with modern and cutting edge designs that have proved to be delicately elegant and timeless, and we can’t wait to see more!
Photos courtesy of Vogue