The Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2019 collection made its runway debut at New York Fashion Week. It’s called “California Breeze.”
BOSS takes inspiration from California’s coastal cities and modern architecture overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The overlap of beach and city is expressed through the collection’s relaxed, surf vibes.
Surfboard stripes are re-imagined on tailoring and outerwear. Pants fasten with drawstrings, while hybrid outerwear styles blend sport and sharp attire. Parkas are elevated in neoprene-like wool, and hooded jackets are cleanly tailored from glossy nylon.
The colours are fresh and airy. Soft blush and pale blue are grounded by sartorial burgundy and navy, as the full white styles withstand the warm Californian sun. Light teal, orange and deep yellow add pops of vibrant colour.
BOSS’ tailoring remains elegant and clean but relaxed with softened structures, airy fabrics and easy-going textures. The suits are crafted from crinkled cotton and paper-touch cloth, while lightweight nylon coats and jackets have crisp textures, likened to exposure to sea spray.
Tailored jackets are crinkled by hand. Strips of nylon and leather are cut and hand-stitched as a patchwork on outerwear. Suit jackets are kept modern and clean, using invisible edge-stitching. Floaty parkas and shorts are crafted from technical fabric, tumbled for fluidity and lightness.
Spring/Summer 2019 accessories include pouch-like designs in super-soft leather, rubberised sneakers and derby shoes. To finish, wide-brim hats and coloured sunglasses offer protection from the glare.