Well into his first year at Boss, Jason Wu continued to crystallize and push his vision in his pre-fall collection, which centered around core men’s wear elements reinterpreted for women. He made his point boldly via a houndstooth motif, which was blown up as a digital print on a shirtdress, and a cotton tweed on a skirt teamed with an exaggerated windowpane top, the latter look nodding to Sixties London.
Wu also worked the mannish vibe in the lineup’s strong tailoring, as well as in his new take on the white shirt. A staple of the house, he reworked it into an elongated, tuniclike white cotton version, which added a languid touch to a tuxedo look. The overall theme extended to the finer details, too: Chelsea boots and cuff-link inspired hardware on slim belts that cinched the waist. These, the designer said, will also be a feature come fall.