Boss Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2017
Fall fashion, this season, appears to be all about suiting. And it’s not always the runway that presents the newest upcoming fashion trends. This was the case and choice for Jason Wu, the head of the women’s Boss division – he skipped the runway for the Boss women collection, and instead of one, he created a lineup, one week after the New York fashion week. And it was all done in a showroom. The reason was that resources for the runway were directed towards the men’s show.
Maybe it felt like it was a low-key collection, but the pieces Wu created were definitely strong. His message, expressed through the designs was the soft tailoring, the fluid shapes and putting an emphasis on sweater dressing and blown out checks. As he explained, spring collection was everything but the suiting. Now, the accent is on the designs being more approachable and not so office-y. While designing the pieces for the new season, Wu successfully worked into the brand’s signature tailoring, but lightly modified, as pajamalike jackets, black and white checks on wide-leg pants and chic dresses. The collection features a sporty side also, with quilted puffers and pants and knit tops in orange and blue sporty stripes. There was not a lack of day and evening looks like camisole dress and skirts, with architectural bodices and pleated chiffon skirts with raw texture. The whole collection is designed to soften the silhouette, make it more as a leisure and comfort wear.