Industrial beauty: in his Fall/Winter 2015 BOSS Womenswear collection, Artistic Director Jason Wu crystallizes his vision for the brand. A strong focus on sharp cut and innovative fabrications; streamlining the silhouette and paring-back decoration to the fundamental elements.
Continuing the marriage of man and nature that has continually inspired the aesthetic of his BOSS Womenswear collections, Jason Wu combines curves with straight lines, cutting strong, curvilinear shoulders into equestrian-inspired tailoring.
A union of the rigorous and manufactured with the organic, and of male with female, this collection pulls classic garments from the timeless gentleman’s wardrobe – the masculine heritage so essential to BOSS – and reinvents them for the twenty-first century woman.
Bold contrasts of anthracite, black, vanilla and punchy vermillion are literally woven together in macro-scale tweeds. Mélange wool is bonded to jersey for lean trouser-suits, while raw edges highlight innovative double-face fabric treatments in contrast colors.
Combined with classic menswear fabrics, industrial-inspired embellishment offers a new type of modern feminine elegance. Tubular beads and laser-cut sequins are given a tough edge with plasticized finishes and tulle overlays while traditional canvas techniques are adding three-dimensional shape. Delicate metallic yarns are knitted into lucent dresses.
Accessories accentuate the story of contrasts, combining tailoring wool bonded with leather, juxtaposing jodhpur boot details with sculptural, corrugated heels. The BOSS Bespoke handbag, its rectilinear shape precision tailored, reappropriates menswear cufflinks as hardware fastenings. The design translates those masculine details into a quintessentially feminine idiom in the new BOSS accessory. The codewords for this season: tailored precision.