- Photography Ashley Jahncke
- 14th February 2019
Anchored on the west side by the High Line and home to renowned museums, galleries and performance spaces, the New York district of Chelsea boasts a unique and broad cultural significance. Home to many artists and free-thinking individuals throughout history, it’s here that Boss presented its FW19 collection, paying homage to the street’s idiosyncratic styles and personalities.
Taking inspiration from the Manhattan art scene, Boss looked to explore and expand on contemporary tailoring. Finding that balance between art’s freedom of creativity and the more formal business side of the industry, the German brand created a wardrobe fit for mingling between the two.
Here, suiting was given a contemporary spin via sportswear influences, wider, relaxed proportions and workwear details. Long overcoats and capes rendered in shearling, alpaca wool and cashmere offered ideal choices for those brisk NYC winter months and the city’s iconic architecture informed unexpected proportions. While vibrant injections of bubblegum pink and yellow punctuated the collection – like works by pop art’s finest, who are synonymous with the Chelsea zip code.
The real beauty here was the depth the designer created via his own totally on-point savoir fair – structure balanced with relaxed silhouettes. Talking about freedom – do it your way.