I do think I’m slow in reviewing fashion, because by now everyone’s focus is on the ongoing London Fashion Week, while I’m still talking about MBFW. But no matter, we will take one step at a time.
So, Jason Wu is the newly appointed Creative Director of Hugo Boss, though it’s hardly even news by now. Just like Alexander Wang who was looped into Balenciaga earlier, all eyes were on Wu on his first delivery for a brand that has long-standing history, plus, it’s Hugo Boss’ first show in New York MBFW.
It was a good show for Hugo Boss, even better for Jason Wu, because this new era designer managed to capture the hearts of many through his genuine work of art for the German label. Count me in as one of the fans for his neat and sensitive collection. This collection sent honest message across, and surprisingly, without his usual feminine tone and manner. He has entered into the Hugo Boss zone.
Everyone gets the three-quarter-length memo in MBFW FW14, so naturally Wu showed plenty of skirts and dresses in that. Yet limelight fell on the supreme tailoring work and structural look Wu has created.
The women of Hugo Boss is strong and serious in FW14. Mixing panels of tweet and woven details into the seriousness is a sweet thing Wu has done right.
Naturally if you are serious, there should be accessories that go along that way too: doctor satchels and patent leather loafers to complement it. They look best along with sleek ponytail and bare minimal look.
And who could be better to show you how to wear a suit (with the right attitude), if not Stella Tennant?