For the BOSS Autumn Winter 2016 collections, the brand’s tailoring and craftsmanship DNA comes to the fore. Clean cuts and sharp silhouettes are the signature for the Menswear offering, while Curvature is a theme throughout the Womenswear collection, with each piece of clothing cut to define the feminine silhouette.
Sportswear elements signal a modern way of dressing for men, but balance is key. Sharp tailoring in understated greys and refined navy blues is completed with clean sneakers or a backpack, while sporty separates are dressed with a briefcase and lace-up leather shoes. Sometimes the suit itself is the point of impact being shot through with highlights of colour and available in an intense blue or graphic houndstooth.
An Autumn Winter collection would not be complete without outerwear. Ultimately luxe, even the heaviest-looking pieces are reworked with a lighter touch this season – whether it’s a boiled wool coat bonded with insulating neoprene or eiderdown filling on the perfect quilted jacket. Craftsmanship is also key to soft, tailored coats made from double faced cashmere. Reversible blousons and bombers in nylon and nappa leather allow for two completely different looks. Water-resistant jackets are laser cut and crafted from bonded cotton, a glimpse of the interior revealing vibrant colour. Jersey also plays an important role, with raw-cut suits presenting a distinctive new option for the BOSS Man’s wardrobe.
With the influence of modern sportswear, the look for men this season has a definite ease, but the message is always this: precise, masculine and sartorial.
The architectural ideas so central to BOSS are pushed into a new dimension in the Womenswear collection, with every line curved to follow the female form. Contrasting fabrics and textures are skilfully combined – mesh, satin, felt and bouclé are united in dresses, while leather and suede are bonded to crepe for architectural movement. Drawing on the tailoring expertise of the house, a double-faced cashmere coat features a perfectly cut cascade front and curvilinear seam detailing. The collection colours – including hot pink, cinnamon, emerald, ochre and grass – are brought together in a custom-woven chevron lace that curves along the length of asymmetric silhouettes.
The accessories feature further texture contrasts, in colours designed to complement rather than perfectly match the ready-to-wear collection, and stay true to the BOSS pillars of craftsmanship and superlative attention to detail.