Boss S/S 2016
Mood board: The cool, colour blocked columns holding up the Boss space set the tone for a graphic, clean collection based on precise tailoring and pared-down, no-frills feminine dresses.
Best in show: There were lots of terrific trouser – the forgiving new shape at Boss is wide legged and cropped – but the real show stoppers were the line up of 3/4 slim silhouetted dresses with criss-cross backs or delicate rows of shaved micro-fringing.
Finishing touches: The convenience of no-nonsense shoes is one of fashion’s greatest gifts to modern women. Wu’s version looked like souped-up Birkenstocks: slide-like leather sandals with rubber soles that were as cosy as summer slippers. Also noteworthy? The hard cased handbags with puzzle patchworks that gave the lady-like shapes a graphic elan.