BOSS Orange Menswear Spring/Summer 2011

The BOSS Orange men’s collection for Spring/Summer 2011 sets off on a relaxed road trip through sunny Europe. The Eternal City of Rome, the Côte d’Azur in Southern France, and a mysterious treasure island mark the stops on this fashion tour.

Rome is best explored in cool jersey track pants and a biker jacket or comfortably soft, goat-leather shirts. The urban look is rounded out by dark-washed denim shirts worn over printed tees – with graphics inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s paintings and mosaic art – along with used-finish field jackets.

Rolled-up shorts in lightweight denim and cotton fabrics – coupled with casual checked shirts in pastel shades – are just perfect for a laid-back beach day on the Côte d’Azur. Micro-flower prints and breezy linen scarves underscore the Bohemian style.

Next on the itinerary is an imaginary place, far from the madding crowds: a mysterious treasure island with a magical mood of nostalgic wanderlust. A coated black lamb leather jacket with a detachable hood is worn with a batiked tee and cool, repaired-style jeans. Vintage-touch jerseys come overdyed with irregular spray effects or feature treasure-island and sunset prints in natural hues. Alongside a cotton jacket sporting a stonewashed denim finish, linen cardigans and long-sleeve tees with batik designs capture the island spirit.

The dominant palette in the 2011 Spring/Summer Collection ranges from naturals in white, beige, khaki and gray to light and dark blues. Highlight colors are rosé, turquoise and yellow.

Denim continues to play a key role: the fabrics are washed, dyed and sprayed to achieve a modern yet authentic vintage character.

Cap-toe derby lace-ups in earth-toned waxed calf join used-look weekenders and messenger bags to round out the casual statement on our exciting summer sojourn. And high-top sneakers in canvas and nubuk pair with canvas weekenders – the ideal team for a French Riviera holiday.