Boss Women Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 New York

There were some impressive views at the Hugo Boss show on Wednesday. At the still under construction Brookfield Place, one of the largest skyscrapers in New York, guests could marvel at a view of the Statue of Liberty or the 9/11 Memorial though the floor-to-ceiling windows. Or they could admire the natural beauty of Julianne Moore and Dakota Johnson sitting in the front row. Even the show’s Janga-like centerpieces garnered some serious contemplation.

But once Jason Wu got the show on the road, the only thing anyone was looking at was the designer’s own ode to architectural beauty.

It is here at Boss that Wu can explore his more minimalistic tendencies. Where strong tailoring, streamlined shapes and graphic uses of color combine to create a collection of both structure and substance.

This industrial chic show reworked menswear staples into fine daywear options for the fairer sex. And the introduction of some equestrian-inspired cross-fronted jackets and coats added a pleasant sense of rigor to the work.

However, it really was those pieces that most closely echoed architectural concepts that were this collection’s standout designs. The shift dresses that came meticulously sliced into sections at a diagonal across the torso were gorgeous. The reflective beaded bib front on a dress was noteworthy, and the final three dresses, which were crafted into three-dimensional grid patterns, were sartorial feats of wonder.

Wu is slowly but surely constructing a strong and sturdy foundation for Hugo Boss. One that the company will be able to build on for years to come.