If Hugo Boss Fall/Winter was dark and moody then Spring/Summer will be light and airy as predicted by the 2018 Spring/Summer runway show. In stark contrast from the February show earlier this year, designer Ingo Wilts showed a nautically inspired Boss collection that had many wishing Spring/Summer 2018 would get here earlier.
This new collection featured fuller cuts with a nice long lean silhouette. Pants were pleated. There was even homage paid to the romper as several one-piece looks hit the runway. Bucket caps, duffle bags and open tied shirting helped to point out the nautical theme. Standouts included an off-white flowy paper-thin trench over a tonal shirt and slacks. Another favorite was a navy suit with extraordinary white piping detail. And finally was the red collarless bomber. This festive pop of color will be a perfect signature look next spring. The collection also sparked a youthful appeal as scene with HBNY embellished on several of the pieces.
The show’s location moved from a basement like atmosphere in February to a more inviting and open space near the South Street Seaport on Fulton Street. Large windows filled the room with allowed great natural lighting as models walked the mirrored walkway . This helped to create a much more inviting space than the previous but well received show.
Hugo Boss has long been a favorite for Washingtonians and this collection should help maintain its status. And may even gain some new younger converts along the way. Proving once again that Boss is strong on suiting but just as good for sporty and current casual looks.
In attendance at the show were Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Hemsworth, Sebastian Stan, Andrew Rannells and Matt Bomer.