Boss Womanswear SS17

Fluid silhouettes, loose layers and subtle structure in bold, vibrant colors are skillfully combined with the utility details of sportswear to create an athleisure collection for the modern woman.


Taking inspiration from David Hockney’s ‘A Bigger Splash’ painting from 1967, with its vivid hues, architectural lines and laid-back summer vibe, artistic director Jason Wu introduces a sporty aesthetic and functional details to the impeccable and elegant world of BOSS Womenswear for a match made in heaven.


Relaxed tailoring, perfected on the BOSS runway last season, is given a sportswear twist, with internal drawstrings, adjustable straps and color-contrast pleats making an appearance. Fabric belts are tied loosely at the side of wide-leg shorts evocative of tennis apparel, while mesh layers add an athletic touch to dresses that gently skim the body and finish at half length. Undone jackets and gilets combine form and function with oversize pockets.


This season’s key primary tones – electric blue, scarlet and forest green – provide the perfect choice for color-blocking with added impact. Distinctive cut-out dresses make a statement in bold solid hues, while asymmetrical bands of contrasting colors combine effortlessly on pared-back dresses and shirts.


Conventional tailoring has been softened, feminized and refined, and balanced with an athleisure allure, while an energetic color palette delivers an upbeat mood this season. The contemporary functionality of the pieces allows them to be versatile and easy to wear for all occasions, a philosophy at the heart of the collection.