nyfw: boss spring/summer 15
Jason Wu’s second season for BOSS was sharp, sleek, and modern. Gone are the slouchy trousers and loose brushstroke jacquards, this was hard-edged, sharply cut, and tailored to perfection. A sign of the 31-year-old designer’s impressive range.
This was apparent in his fabrication and material choices. The collection saw some more synthetic sculptural elements in the form of boxy lapels and tough cap sleeves, but there were also moments of lightness. Super sheer layers of translucent tulle proved the perfect ethereal compliments to the collection's overall sleekness. This motif ran throughout the collection, even utilising it as pleating in the lurex knit dresses, giving the series a more refined, feminine twist.
Shown at the World Trade Center amidst a forest of digitally projected, pixelated trees, Wu married the natural and urban environments seamlessly, and this was nowhere more apparent than in his beauty choices. Minimal makeup and middle parts kept his girls looking natural but sleek, chic, and ready for the city. One of the high points of the afternoon, Wu's top-notch casting brought together some of our favourite faces, with an opening walk from Wu-veteran Abbey Lee Kershaw and an appearance from our current cover girl Binx. And after having tapped our favorite punk princess Edie Campbell for his first Boss collection's campaign, Wu again called on Campbell, this time as the show's closer.
With the womenswear division's revenue up 13 percent for the first half of 2014, it seems Jason Wu's reign is only just beginning.
Text Emily Manning
Photography Mitchell Sams