BOSS S/S 2020 Milan Fashion Week Women’s
Scene setting: In recent weeks, Instagram feeds have been clogged with the shadowy, kaleidoscopic outlines of those visiting Olafur Eliasson’s immersive retrospective at the Tate Modern, featuring his figurative shadow works. The sustainability-minded artist, who uses his works to push an environmentally-aware narrative has featured in Milan. On the Missoni catwalk, he collaborated with the house on a sunflower shaped solar phone charger handed out to guests. In the industrial venue which hosted Boss’ show – and introduced its move from New York to Milan – figurative shadows were cast in purples, oranges and cerulean, recalling the artist’s work.
Mood board: The German brand may have moved to Milan but its aesthetic focus was on the relaxed, sporty attitude that is associated with New York fashion. The laid back offering, rich in leathers, silks, cottons and graphic prints which nodded to the layout of Manhattan, was imagined was presented in a series of colour schemes, from Hudson River blue to Big Apple red, and a spectrum of white, yellow and beige. For women, there were fluid dresses with subtle frill details, sharp tailored coats and pencil skirts and nipped with utility pockets. For men, double-breasted suits, leather hoodies and glossy macs.
Finishing touches: The mid-heel ‘naked’ sandal isn’t going anywhere, and here it was imagined in a spectrum of different leathers. For men, Oxford shoes were updated with a chunky sole and constructed in bright pool blue and seafoam turquoise. §