by Stephen Garner

Fresh perspectives, new icons, modern mood. That’s the vibe of BOSS’s latest collection for fall/winter 2021. Evoking the feeling, “the future is now,” the collection aims to capture the spirit of Generation Next by mixing statement styles and casual silhouettes with consummate ease.

The new line is full of sporty designs combined with tailored pieces – a baseball jacket with suit pants for him; slouchy track pants with a tailored coat for her. The signature BOSS suit is transformed from a purely professional outfit to an everyday fashion staple, reworked in more casual, adaptable iterations for the way we live now.

The entire collection is designed to be mixed and matched by the individual wearer and is conceived as an invitation to play with easy, modern style, where rules are made to be broken.

The base palette of black, cream, and camel is brought to life by the addition of vivid orange, red ochre, navy, tourmaline, and mineral blue. The natural shades of ochre and cream are reflected in the set design, which is inspired by the rock formations of Big Sur, California, and their ability to provide artists and writers with a fresh perspective.

The freedom of spirit that defines L.A. is a notable influence, with the city’s natural beauty, cool sporty style, and relaxed attitude providing rich sources of inspiration.

The timeless aesthetic of baseball, referenced in previous collections, is once again evident, with leather baseball bags, and sporty bomber jackets in wool-cashmere and leather. Collegiate styles for him and for her are embellished with contrast chenille patches, handmade in Germany, reflecting the BOSS dedication to craft and workmanship.

Heritage elements, like a tonal check, are made new with the addition of striking embroidery, which is seen throughout the line. While the same check pattern is also combined with iconic stripe motifs and sporty shapes. Unisex crossbody bags add contemporary appeal to the accessories collection.