Behind the set: Jason Wu’s S/S 2016 Boss show space offered an ode to the Bauhaus
This S/S 2016 season, Boss creative director Jason Wu was preoccupied with the Bauhaus principals of form and function. The theory of the Weimar ‘school of building’ tied in nicely with the Germany-based brand’s solid foundation – cemented by the fundamentals of tailoring. On the runway classic clothing archetypes – the white shirt, the summer suit – found themselves spliced with organza or inserted with fringing to soften the collection’s prominent asymmetrical detailing.
By contrast the Park Avenue show space’s concrete flooring and blonde wood backdrop was enlivened by boldly painted wooden pillars that dotted the length of the runway. Each was coloured with geometric patterns that picked up the collection’s dominant flame, dove, white and zest yellow hues. Brought to life by production company Bureau Betak, the space’s abstract columns also served as a perspective window from which to view each look on its own individual merit.