The Boss is in town! The Hugo Boss spring/summer 2016 collection that was newly unveiled on the New York Fashion Week runway brought out the softest side to Jason Wu it appears. This, in turn, can be argued to have made the best collection for the house created yet, with a focus on the modern woman and her needs in terms of looking awesome while still maintaining absolute comfort. It is a style celebrities are in love with, as attested to through Julianne Moore wearing a Le Smoking style jumpsuit to the Toronto International Film Festival held in the metropolitan Canadian city just last week.
The spring season is an interesting one for designers as they can utilize a wide range of fabrics that actually suit the needs of the women living through the slightly cooler to very warm days. The fall and winter generally require too much coverage and too thick a material to work with, though there have been those who enjoy bearing breasts as well as keeping to mini hems, despite the temperatures outside.
There is something about Hugo Boss that always speaks of maturity and sophistication. It is one of the more womanly collections found on the runways, catering to the ladies who see themselves not only as professionals in the world with a strong sense of individuality, but also those who enjoy a touch of flirty femininity to their wardrobes. From the white button down shirtdresses reaching mid-calf to the flowing pieces with plunging necklines, there is something inherently attractive about what Boss has to offer. There is a certain delicacy in the manner by which the pieces are made, the minimalist ideal all the more appealing to a woman, who understands her place in the world exactly.
The Hugo Boss spring 2016 collection as a whole, designed by Jason Wu, has much to covet. While the airy panels on the sheer organza may appeal to some who understand the world of fashion a little better and are more than willing to wear a piece where the neckline plunges down to the abdomen and the slit rises high from the center on a grey wraparound, others may opt for something more classic, tailored or simply fit for the professional world. It is interesting to see the midi to maxi hemlines dominating the runway, while the spring call for light jackets is fulfilled with cleanly tailored but loosely structures pieces worn over cropped trousers in stark white. Speaking of the white, it appears that Wu rather enjoyed bringing in bright yellows and passionate reds against the backdrop of white, black and grey, throwing in a dash of cobalt blue here and there as well. Aside from those plunging tops, we were given a feast of strapless and off-the-shoulder designs as well, while definitely finding the higher necklines a lot more enjoyable overall.
The end of the show was chic and black, with traditional tailored suits appearing on stage among jumpsuits and sensual but invariably modern creations, a touch of glamour among a rather maturely pretty line-up.
Photos courtesy of Vogue