Since its days costuming those suave, slick guys on Miami Vice, Hugo Boss
has specialized in making traditional corporate wear look sexy. The company
has gone through several evolutions since then, including adding women's
wear to its repertoire, but its Fall collection showed it can still dress
the new power generation.
Using body-hugging lines and stretch fabrics that look by turns crisp and fluid, Boss managed to give traditional silhouettes an appealing twist. After starting out with an all-white group (head-to-toe monochrome dressing has emerged as a major trend this season) Boss added all-black and then tones of plum, brown and smoky gray. Jackets were cut close to the body and stopped at the hip or at the top of the leg, and worn over slim or even skintight pants. Bias-cut skirts were paired with gauzy knits or turtlenecks, while lightweight, long-sleeve dresses got a touch of femininity with pin-tucking and scooping necklines.
While the fashion ideas presented weren't exactly new kids on the block, the Boss collection reflects its ultimate customer: confident and irreproachably pulled together.