Hugo Boss S/S 2015

Posted by models.com | September 15th, 2014

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Hugo Boss S/S 15

Since Jason Wu used his debut Hugo Boss collection to show that he can tailor with the best of them the designer took time to make Spring / Summer all about ease. No need to button up when you’re sporting as fetching a number as the geometric patterned opener on Abbey Lee Kershaw. Delivered in icy blue and paired with flat gladiator sandals the look kicked off an airy collection that was structured without ever feeling staid. Boss’ cutting expertise was put to good use on shirting inspired dresses, stark trenches and figure hugging pencil skirts. Much has been said about Boss’ menswear influence but this collection was fearlessly feminine. Pantsuits were pushed into the background as flirty shifts and eye-catching accessories came to the forefront. There was even a bit of knowing sensuality at work – the modern minis worn by models projected an air of strength and sex appeal without actually revealing much in the way of skin.

While the majority of the looks were fit for the a breezy weekends or a day spent in boardroom (an admirable feat given how few options women have for trend-conscious workwear) Wu found time to incorporate a series of appealing ensembles more suited to red carpets. One of Wu’s biggest assets as a designer is his innate understanding of glamour and for Boss he offers up a version of his signature that is skews serious yet every bit as stunning as his eponymous collection. When Leila Nda sauntered out in a matte black cocktail dress overlaid with a gauzy tulle the audience sighed in appreciation and Kinga Rajzak’s sorbet hued sequin covered look garnered an equally enthusiastic reaction. As wonderful as practical clothes can be nothing enraptures quite like a evening wear and Wu’s balance between the pomp and pragmatism is sure to win accolades across the board.

Hugo Boss S/S 2015

Review by Janelle Okwodu
Photos by Billy Rood for models.com

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