When it comes to Hugo Boss, we always know that we are in for a treat. Classy, sassy and comfortable is what Jason Wu screams out and that is exactly what we got on the Hugo Boss spring/summer 2017 collection shown off on the New York Fashion Week runway show. With a myriad of primary colors and some lovely shades to go with it, it was street smart we were looking at as each of the 41 models stepped onto the stage.
Strappy dresses with vertical lining, sheaths that showed off the curves underneath, midi lengths and skirts swishing around the calves… we saw a lovely array of beautiful pieces that scream out daywear with ease. Though we were a bit thrown off guard with the overall asymmetry seen throughout the collection, generally around the shoulders and extending to a vertical cut at the hips.
Looking at the colors, we notice a whole lot of black and white, but also blues, greens and reds that make up the primary palette. Even the embellishments in the form of flowery or abstract designs utilize these hues best, whether on strapless midi dresses, see-through tops or pleated accordion skirts.
While showing off skin is not a priority here, mesh does exist, as well as a few pieces with slashes along the sides to give it that dash of sexy. There are no evening gowns or pieces that belong at a gala per se, but they are totally in tune with the average customer and would look amazing worn on a date or a night out on the town.
As for the asymmetrical sleeves, it often appears like a single shoulder has been fixed up to include another strap to it. It certainly is not for those with any form of obsessive compulsive disorder, but it certainly is stylish and looks great on the ladies.
Perhaps the only problem with the collection is the footwear, which looks like it was meant for the beach more than a date. It is chunkier than expected, flat and not particularly attractive, though the comfort levels are definitely ensured with it and a pregnant woman might find it exceptionally perfect to wear out.
In general, the fits complement the bodies without showing off too much, but certainly not too little as well. There are a few baggier looks that would appeal to those who appreciate a less feminine appearing style, while the longer hems ensure that a woman can feel gorgeous without baring too much leg if she wishes not to.
As for those accessories, there are lots of bags to choose from in the Hugo Boss spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection and we are sure to be shopping Boss come the spring season. There is one particular aqua colored tote bag that has captured our attention and we are waiting to see it enter stores in the coming months. There is nothing not to love about Hugo Boss.
Photos courtesy of Vogue