We’re in the thick of New York Fashion Week, and Jason Wu has been one busy guy. Not only did the designer show his namesake brand’s collection several days ago, but he also presented his debut collection for Hugo Boss. Rightly so, InStyle Fashion News Director Eric Wilson and Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohen were so impressed they decided to document their reaction from the back of the cab post-show.
Wu signed on as the new creative director of Hugo Boss’ womenswear line last year, where he was charged with expanding and elevating their ready-to-wear offerings, and he lived up to the task for fall/winter 2014. Though Wu professed his desire to show a different side of himself in the Boss collection, the clothes themselves echoed the designer’s signature style.
A balanced mix of masculine and feminine, Wu offered a selection of sophisticated and elegant garments in a palette of gray—Boss’ signature hue. The wearable yet stylish workwear proved he has the ability to take charge of the brand, staying true to its heritage, but giving it a necessary twist. A real power wardrobe for the modern woman, the collection’s chic separates are sure to be a hit.