Toronto, April 2, 2013 – BOSS is apparently the new Black, as both Hugo Boss Black Label and Hugo Boss Selection are absorbed into what is now simply BOSS by Hugo Boss. Last week Hugo Boss held a presentation of select pieces from their latest mens and womenswear collections. We covered HUGO by Hugo Boss Fall/Winter 2013 in January so for this post, we’ll discuss the BOSS British-inspired menswear and surrealist-inspired womenswear collections for Fall/Winter 2013.
British tailoring and heritage prints have been a focus in many of the international collections for both men and women in FW13. BOSS channels the spirit of London’s Savile Row with luxurious fabrics and statement pieces for business and evening next season. Haven’t seen those white contrast collars since what…the 1990s? BOSS insists on bringing them back. Traditional British prints such as houndstooth and plaid can be found in everything from overcoats to neckties. Business suit coats that cleverly integrate smartphones by way of earphone cables that thread elegantly through a loop in the lining are a nice touch.
The colours of the season reflect the foggy London fall. A rich medley of greys joins velvet jackets in burnt orange. Unconstructed jackets with Alcantara detailing on the undercollar and lapels, paired with soft-washed denim shirts and wool neckties add sophistication to casual. The eveningwear at BOSS is always impressive and for FW13 they have you covered with more velvet tuxedos and sleek patent loafers.
Man Ray was an American Dada and Surrealist artist who spent most of his career in Paris. He worked in film, photography and paint have created masterpieces that serve as inspiration to many including BOSS Women’s FW13. Structured cuts meet organic details, womenswear classics are updated with menswear elements.
The sleek design of a black corsage dress is disrupted by a buoyant strip of leather. Undulating from shoulder to hip, it seems to flow even further onto the over-the-knee boots. The razor-sharp cut of a tuxedo jacket also comes with a new twist: the waist is accented by wide stripes of satin that resemble a cummerbund. You’ll find Man Ray in many of the BOSS prints as well. Surrealist skinny pencil skirts and sleeveless silk dresses show off layers and layers of dots, lines and blossoms that recall the brushwork of watercolour painting. Everything is naturally harmonized with the collection’s colour story: grey and black, beige and bordeaux. The result, a BOSS Womenswear collection that despite the crafty masculine elements remains feminine, elegant and well-dressed with touches of Art Deco flamboyance.
Photos: Hugo Boss