BOSS takes inspiration from the American West Coast with a new collection entitled "California Breeze".

September 18, 2018

California Breeze blows into the Big Apple as the BOSS Spring 2019 RTW collection makes its debut on the runway. For this show, BOSS Menswear and BOSS Womenswear are revealed together at New York
Fashion Week for the first time.

This season, BOSS looks to California, taking inspiration from coastal cities and the modern houses overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This seamless overlap of beach and metropolitan life inspires a fresh new collection, as precision design gets a relaxed, surf-inspired vibe.

The color palette is cool and airy. Soft blush and pale blue are grounded by sartorial burgundy and navy, while full looks in white take the collection further into the summer. Light teal, orange and deep yellow bring in pops of rich color.

For both men and women, signature BOSS tailoring remains elegant and clean, but is relaxed for summer with softened structures, airy fabrics and easygoing textures. Suits are crafted from crinkled cotton and paper-touch cloth, while lightweight nylon coats and jackets have an unexpectedly crisp texture, as if exposed to sea spray. Looking back at the metropolis, abstracted LA city maps bring vibrant pattern to satin dresses and nylon coats alike.

Sports Tailoring continues to inform the designs. Looking to a sport synonymous with California, surfboard stripes are reimagined as appliqués on tailoring, dresses and outerwear. Sharp pants and blouses fasten with drawstrings, while hybrid outerwear styles perfectly blend sport and sartorialism: parkas are elevated in neoprene-like  wool, and hooded jackets are cleanly tailored from glossy nylon.

>Accessories include bucket bags and pouch-like designs in super-soft leather, fastened with drawstrings. Men’s looks are completed with rubberized sneakers and derby shoes, while eyelet-detail sandals for women effortlessly transition from seaside to city.

Go backstage at New York Fashion Week to see all the action from the BOSS Menswear and Womenswear fashion show.


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