Boss took over the Social Music City space and decked it in lilac, and models, including Irina Shayk, Bella Hadid and Doutzen Kroes, glided around an oval catwalk to the sounds of a live orchestra. The musicians performed a piece titled Down to Earth, composed by Henry Scars Struck, resulting in the most poetic walk we’ve seen this season.
We all know Boss does tailoring, and does it well. But the AW20 collection – called Generations – was all about reworking old classics into a more modern and fluid aesthetic.
The tailoring was given a 2020 update thanks to sharp silhouettes in new fabrications and colours: chocolate coloured leather suits, two-tone coats and the most gorgeous navy silk dresses with cut out details. Knitwear was strong, with oversized scarves adding an interesting layer to slouchy knitwear.
Vivid red and coral accents added a pop of colour to the palette of cream and grey, and more unexpectedly, lilac was a fresh twist on autumnal dressing.
This season saw the introduction of new bag styles and shoes which offered a luxe finishing touch to proceedings. We particularly loved the square-toe stretch fabric boots for her (there was a particularly lust worthy pair in tiger print), and tassel bags for him.
Boss drew one of the most star studded crowds yet, rounding off Milan Fashion Week nicely. Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson sat alongside Amber Valletta, Toni Garrn and Orlando Bloom.
The standout piece
Whilst I was in love with every chocolate-hued piece in the collection, the lilac colour has converted the purple-averse in me.
For this reason, I’m backing the lilac coat, beautifully paired with some olive knitwear.