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What’s the Difference? | HUGO BOSS Labels Explained

Your favourite ready-to-wear brand has had a little bit of a rejig. Notorious for their high-quality eyewear, footwear, fragrance, men’s and womenswear lines, the brand caters for all occasions. Ranging from relaxed athleisurewear to the sartorial elegance of their tailored collections.

Since the birth of the brand in 1924 the HUGO BOSS portfolio has continued to expand, with a host of sub-brands that now sit under the two separate labels BOSS and HUGO. It can become a little confusing so, here’s your complete guide through all things HUGO BOSS

BOSS

TIMELINE

Originally all sitting simply under the HUGO BOSS umbrella, in 1993 the collection divided its range into lines HUGO, BALDESSARINI and BOSS as part of their tri-brand strategy.

Six years after the creation of the two sub-labels HUGO and BOSS, in 1999 BOSS Orange range was launched. The collection flanks both the classic styling of the BOSS label and the more progressive HUGO line. Another from the family of BOSS sub-brands, BOSS Golf Wear, is designed in 1997 following the brand’s success in golf sponsorship, this collection is later to be renamed BOSS Green.  Fast forward a decade to 2017 and the company strips back the number of labels to the original BOSS and HUGO, with BOSS Orange and BOSS Green being integrated into the BOSS core brand as of the SS18 collection.

BOSS

Both brands share the same level of quality, design innovation and sustainability but the biggest difference is the style.

BOSS

The easiest way to understand the difference is to think that your sophisticated, smart, tailored, business pieces will most liked fall under BOSS. For both men and women, they have sharp tailoring and bold wardrobe pieces that make up a very classic wardrobe.

The BOSS collection includes BOSS Green which is your dynamic athleisure and performance sportswear which included technically advanced designs. BOSS Orange, which is your casual essentials and denim pieces such as jackets and coats. Then, BOSS Black which is your very tailored, smart casual piece some with a slight sportswear aesthetic. Mentioning again the style of the sportswear pieces, they are more branded and simplistic with sharp designs. The label BOSS aims to cover all bases for a very modern wardrobe. #thisisboss 

BOSS WOMENSWEAR

At the turn of the millennium, the first womenswear line was launched under the BOSS core brand. Aligning with the BOSS menswear ranges, the BOSS Womenswear collection has a range under BOSS Orange but not BOSS Green.

BOSS

Similar to the BOSS menswear collections, BOSS womenswear is for your modern women, who need a wardrobe that works for their lifestyle. Whether you are going to work, or from the office out to dinner. These are smarter, luxury pieces with crisp tailoring and high-quality fabrics, you can dress up or down. Faces of BOSS womenswear include models such as Hailey Bieber and Joan Smalls to influential athletes such as Alica Ѕchmidt. 

SHOP ALL BOSS

HUGO

HUGO is your clean-cut and laid-back clothing for an everyday wardrobe. Often a little more daring, adventurous and focused on more casualwear styling, HUGO is the fun sibling. Its primary style focus is to be authentic to yourself! #iamhugo 

HUGO

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HUGO womenswear follows the men’s line with plenty of attitude and a party-girl aesthetic with modern tailoring and smart and causal pieces she can mix and match. The HUGO woman dresses to match her mood and you can definitely see her personal style shining through her wardrobe choices. Summarising HUGO womenswear in comparison to the BOSS collection would be, authentic, confident and cool.

Mens

Girls

SHOP ALL HUGO

Hugo Boss Kids

The Hugo Boss collection for kids follows in toe from the other collections. Find a large range of chic designs and relaxed athleisure styles with logo branding and cool colourways. These are high-quality pieces that follow key trends while being super comfortable.

The size range from baby months to teenager years, from 6 months up to 16 years old.

SHOP ALL HUGO BOSS KIDS 

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Holly Thompson

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