Slouchy separates were the cornerstone of the collection, in a lush palette that morphed gently from ice blue to forest green, mint, nude, fuchsia and fresh white. Print made an appearance thanks to a collaboration with British artist William Farr, whose whimsical florals were embroidered onto boxy dresses, pants and parkas.
Of course the show’s ease and breeze likely masked a little mayhem behind the scenes. BOSS is a brand built on workwear, and chief brand officer Ingo Wilts admitted the team had to pivot during lockdown. As such, a good portion of pantsuits and pencil skirts prevailed, but there were also glossy drawstring tracksuits, casual cut-out knit dresses and luxurious hooded sweaters.
But perhaps most significant was that the fact that the show marked 20 years since the German house first launched womenswear, in that same Milan palazzo. This time around, guests sat on socially distanced blocks amid ancient columns and acacia trees, which BOSS donated to Milan as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Much has changed over the past two decades, but the BOSS woman is cooler and calmer than ever.
Playful punched holes adorned dresses and dusters.
These sturdy, double-strapped styles are made for walking.
Keep it chic peeking out from a blazer.
Dreamy prints for spring and summer.
Look for cheeky cut-outs and polo collars.
Below, some of our favourite key looks.