BOSS Menswear for AW2016/17 collection presents an artistic take on light and shadow. The juxtaposition of shiny and matte, textured and smooth, uses the impact of light on different surfaces to create distinctive effects. Glossy nappa sits beside suede; brushed textures are paired with neoprene; wool contrasts with rubberized finishes. The BOSS tailoring DNA stands at the center of the collection. Clean cuts and sharp silhouettes are the signature, but color, detail and combinations herald a new mood.
Sportswear elements signal a modern way of dressing, but balance is key. Sharp tailoring is completed with clean sneakers or a backpack, while sporty separates are dressed with a briefcase and lace-up leather shoes.
Suits in understated grays and refined navy blues are shot through with highlights of color. Full monochrome looks feature a pop of yellow, rich red or bright blue either in a tie and leather accessory, or as a bold outerwear piece - a parka jacket or bomber. Sometimes the suit itself is the point of impact, in an intense blue or graphic houndstooth.
Tailored excellence is brought into focus, with the introduction of the full canvas suit capsule. The full canvas suit combines expert tailoring techniques with cutting-edge technology for unparalleled results. Each piece is made in Germany, in dedication to master craftsmanship.
Outerwear is also ultimately luxe, even the heaviest-looking pieces are reworked with a lighter touch this season whether it’s a boiled wool coat bonded with insulating neoprene or eiderdown filling on the perfect quilted jacket. Craftsmanship is also key to soft, tailored coats made from double splittable cashmere. Working by hand, the edges of the cloth are opened up and the two layers folded back and stitched together to construct a garment that is cleanly finished and super light, eliminating the need for a lining.
Reversible blousons and bombers in nylon and nappa leather allow for two completely different looks. Water-resistant jackets are laser cut and crafted from bonded cotton, a glimpse of the interior revealing vibrant color. Jersey also plays an important role, with raw-cut suits presenting a distinctive new option for the BOSS Man’s wardrobe. The collection leads us further in a new direction for BOSS Menswear. With the influence of modern sportswear, the look has a definite ease, but the message is always this: precise, masculine and sartorial.