Hugo Boss creative director, Jason Wu, presents the brand's new fall/winter 2016 collection with curvature and soft lines dominating the runway. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Boss Womenswear mixed form, function and floral motifs in its fall/winter 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week: The Shows on Wednesday (February 17). Curvature juxtaposed with architectural movement in fabrics like chiffon, mesh, felt, boucle, satin and cashmere dominated the runway. Splashes of hot pink, cinnamon, emerald and ochre highlighted the collection. Designer Jason Wu, 33, took on the position of artistic director for Boss Womenswear in 2013. "I think if you've seen what I've done for the brand, it has been about much more sleeker and straight," Wu said. "It's playing with different volumes. I think that was really important in that the lines actually acted as the vessel for us to put the volumes in, so there's that idea of form and function as well. German fashion house Hugo Boss, mainly known for its suits for men, gets about 11 percent of its 2.4 billion euros ($3.2 billion) in annual sales from womenswear and saw an increase of 18 percent since Wu joined. Taiwan-born Wu, known for his love of ladylike designs, founded his eponymous label in New York in 2007 but rose to fame after designing the ivory one-shoulder gown that first lady Michelle Obama wore to U.S. President Barack Obama's first inauguration ball in 2009. He also designed the red dress she wore to Obama's second inauguration ball in February in 2013. Fashion Week runs through Feb. 18.