Boss Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 14, 2016
Inspired by David Hockney, Jason Wu’s spring Boss collection packed a major punch of color. While cameras buzzed about the venue casting a virtual reality experience, the clothes themselves harkened back to the 1960s.
Hockney’s pool series informed Wu’s work in color, construction as well as function—literally, each look was paired with pool slides. Now in his third year as Boss creative director, Wu finally felt enough “freedom” to venture beyond the tailoring Boss is best known for. Letting his own instincts take hold, Wu’s razor sharp pleats and structured paper bag shorts were among the elements that wove themselves throughout the collection. Drawstring details, adjustable straps and oversize cargo pockets lent a sporty vibe, as did the layering of mesh, calf-length dresses over solid slips.
The striking green, red and sapphire hues were a stark contrast against one another: architectural while emphasizing a woman’s curves. Wu didn’t dismiss tailoring; rather, he loosened it with oversized blazers with bunched sleeves and fluid pants. Pleated slip dresses, meanwhile, were rendered in pretty nude shades.