Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Image: Getty Images / Andreas Rentz

How should we dress right now? The Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection proposed a refined aesthetic driven by the desire to dress as yourself. Provided that self is an achingly contemporary minimalist with a relaxed but exacting approach to tailoring. Could this collection be the new Celine we have all been waiting for? Fresh, clean, and subtly sexy clothing that suits its purpose but also speaks to the idea that you should wear the clothes, as opposed to the alternative.

LOCATION:

For the first time, Boss has relocated its show from New York to Milan this season. It speaks to a new energy and a desire to pin its colours to the exacting standards of European craftsmanship and luxury fabrication, while still retaining the buzz and energy of New York where its creative director Ingo Wilts lives.

MOOD:

Transcontinental chic. Backstage, Wilts elaborated: “The pattern that runs through the collection was inspired by an early morning walk I took through Hudson Yards [in New York] early in the summer. The sun was just rising and the colours, especially the blues, were mirrored in all the buildings there.”

Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Image: Getty Images / Estrop
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Image: Getty Images
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Image: Supplied

PLAYLIST:

An ambient beat with an otherworldy quality; a soundtrack for the perfect urbane summer dawn:

  • Wavescapes — Circe
  • Alex Fx — Outbreak,
  • Pt 1 & 2
  • Wavescapes — Kaleidoscope
  • Etcha — Operation
  • Oskar Panizza
  • Toby Andersen — Azul

THE FROW:

An eclectic group of world travellers, from G-Eazy and Dylan Sprouse to super-beautiful couple Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, and Jon Kortajarena.

Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Image: Supplied
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Image: Supplied
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Image: Supplied

THE COLLECTION:

Easy suits and sophisticated sportswear, while staying true to the Boss heritage of crisp and clean tailoring. Fabrication is luxurious and futuristic — the silhouette for women is strong on short jackets, emphasising the waist, wide-leg pants, and long, wrap skirts, with the introduction of silk maxi dresses. Bolder, unstructured suiting for men was on show, layered with outerwear including fluid coats in cotton, nappa leather, suede, and glossy modern fabrics.

From the November edition of Wanted 2019.

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