The BOSS Menswear runway collection “Sports Tailoring” introduces a marked shift in silhouette for AW2018. Designs channel sporting prowess through tailoring fused with athletic elements.
This season, the silhouette is neat and dynamic, in a move away from the loose and laid-back tailoring of summer. Oversize shapes play a key role, but are balanced with inventive layering as voluminous outerwear meets its counterpoint in sharp-cut shirts and sporty cropped pants.
Knee length, flowing trench coats are thrown over neat wool pants; relaxed knits are artfully tucked into waistbands; a sculptural parka is worn with ribbed-cuff track pants; and long cashmere greatcoats are paired with drawstring wool pants.
The cover-up brought into the spotlight this season is the cape, introducing a new sense of movement to the runway. Long, lean styles in lightweight wool or sleek nylon follow the lines of the body, while the blanket cape is a decidedly bolder take.
Padded designs also transform shapes as down outerwear takes on exaggerated proportions, and quilted leather and wool are crafted into slim pants. Iconic baseball pieces are front and center this season. The baseball shirt and jacket get a BOSS look with precision lines and slightly oversized silhouettes – think clean-cut suede panels or a subtly dropped shoulder.
BOSS adapts its tailored silhouettes, leaving room for movement and adding athletic finishes. Double-breasted jackets cut from stretch nylon are reworked with an easier shape, while tailored trousers are given new meaning with drawstring waists and ribbed cuffs – both the embodiment of this season’s fusion of sportswear and tailoring.