On March 13, 2023 Zendaya’s stylist and former FASHION cover star Law Roach announced his retirement. Two days later on March 15, he walked the BOSS Spring 2023 show in Miami alongside Pamela Anderson, Gottmik, Violet Chachki, DJ Khaled and Naomi Campbell. And then after the show he confirmed his retirement on Vogue. Confused? We sure are. But much to our disappointment, it appears that Roach intends to keep to his word.
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About 36 hours after an Instagram post that will surely make the fashion history books, the Legendary judge told Vogue backstage at the BOSS runway presentation that, “I’ve done everything I wanted to do in this career. I’ve received all the awards, the accolades, I’ve changed people’s lives…And I just feel like, I’ve had enough, you know?” He continues to say that his social media message “wasn’t a PR stunt. It was really me giving myself the grace to say: It’s okay. You can do something else.”
Did this sudden decision have anything to do with Zendaya? As FASHION digital writer Natalie Michie wrote, the current theory about Roach’s retirement as a stylist is that there was some drama surrounding his longtime client and her rumoured new contract with Louis Vuitton — and Roach’s second-row seat at the brand’s Fall 2023 runway presentation. Roach took to Twitter to dispel that rumour, saying, “So y’all really think I’m breaking up with Z….we are forever… She’s my little sister, and it’s the real love, not the fake industry love.”
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Retirement speculation aside, the audience was thrilled to see Law Roach make his runway debut at BOSS in Miami, and he mastered the treacherous terrain like a true pro. The American brand brought nearly 500 guests to Miami’s Herald Plaza for a runway presentation that was part water show and part Slip ‘N Slide. As dozens of colourfully lit fountains and an artificial waterfall playfully danced to the beat of the music, the unexpected wind resulted in the models, and a majority of the audience, becoming drenched, as seen in the viral video of supermodel Amber Valletta attempting to strut down the catwalk. Emphasis on attempting.
As for the collection, the whimsical venue added another dimension to a fluid assortment of neutral-coloured ensembles. Powdery creams, taupes and greys were the hero hues, as buttery silks and smooth nylons were crinkled and pressed into tailored suits and separates. Transparent materials also gave the BOSS Spring 2023 collection a welcome edge, exemplified by the sheer set worn by RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Violet Chachki.
Scroll through below for some of the most memorable looks (and models!) from the BOSS Spring 2023 fashion show.
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