With a collection designed for the global traveller and focused on the fundamental elements of the brand, the BOSS Menswear show presented a man prepared for everything and ready to take on the world.
Adventures and explorers provided the direct inspiration: those who voyage across the world and rely on performance and functionality. This approach, informed by a nautical influence, was combined with key foundations of BOSS Menswear – precise cuts and construction, and a love of detail – to create a collection that’s primed for the modern traveller.
Tailoring sits at the heart of the collection. Each look was grounded with precision cuts and expert construction: the starting point of BOSS Menswear. Wider silhouettes based on BOSS suiting from the 80s and 90s were mixed with slimmer, modern cuts, and long and short designs were mixed together.
The contrast in each look – heavy, dense wool with lightweight nylon, precise suits under practical parkas – emphasised an attitude to dressing that’s modern and exemplifies what BOSS does best. A maritime influence was found in design and detail. Pea coats and duffles were cut from heavyweight cloths and secured with buckled straps and chunky fastenings, while hardware reflected nautical equipment.
Innovative fabrics reinforced this theme, with boiled wool and bonded leather and cotton providing protection from the elements while also creating oversized shapes that felt new. Fisherman-style knitwear was crafted in generously chunky constructions, and zipped closed with functional ring pulls, providing a practical, masculine look.
The story continued with the construction of the garments. Many pieces had sealed seams for protection, while specialist equipment had been used to sew the heavier fabrics to create truly sturdy outerwear. Colours were precise and masculine: off-white, burgundy and olive green tones sat against grey and navy shades. The same slant was taken with accessories, where sturdy leather shoes were reinforced with substantial rubber soles, and bags came in practical shapes based on holdalls and sailor’s duffles.
In keeping with BOSS’s considered approach, each piece in this bespoke collection was perfectly fitted to the model who wore it. Every item of outerwear had the model’s name sewn into the collar, reflecting this personalised approach.
- Adapted from a press release.