As both New York and London fashion week wrap for another season, two standout moments from the frenzy of shows so far have been Christopher Bailey and Jason Wu's final collections for Burberry and Hugo Boss.
In the Big Apple, Wu took his final bow for Boss, where he has been Artistic Director of womenswear for nearly five years. Inspired by the work of minimalist theorist and artist Robert Morris, the Gallery capsule collection employed a simple monochrome palette that was punctuated by shades of blue and subtle injections of orange and butter yellow.
With a strong focus on Boss' signature tailoring, Wu balanced these masculine shapes with a smattering of fluid silk dresses that spoke to the feminine aesthetic he has brought to the brand during his tenure.
Over in London Burberry showcased what proved to be a seminal show. After 17 years with the British fashion house, Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey's swansong collection paid homage to the brand's rich history, as well as his own time working for the label. A capsule of reissued pieces from the '80s and '90s featured throughout the range, and were made available to purchase immediately after they hit the runway.
The collection also celebrated LGBTQ+ communities through Bailey's dedicated rainbow iteration of the iconic Burberry check print. In addition, the multicoloured motif made its way into the collection via puffer vests, skirts and most notability, the faux fur vest model Cara Delevingne wore to close the show—a joyous final word from Bailey.