Summary: Clearly fall/winter is Dennis Basso's season. His fall collection was an interpretation of traditional menswear with a feminine touch. This included more knitwear and crochet when we are used to seeing silk evening gowns, but who cares? At Basso's fall shows, it's all about the fur! This season, furs were in amazing new colors like smoke, khaki and some spice tones. Shoulders were defined, silhouettes were more form fitting, and the hem-lengths ran the gamut from short to long. Some of the looks that stood out were the multipelt fur coats with sportier finishes like cuffs, drawstring and hoods and the huge kadassia and and fox fur coats we promptly renamed "Chewie (Chewbacca) Coats." Not only do I desire a Dennis Basso coat (there were at least 5 I covet), I would not be opposed to the calf-length pair of skirts (yes, please) and fur bags that paraded down the runway. The oohs and ahhs from not only myself, but the people around me, made for an exciting show. Don't hate me for loving fur. When done like this, how can you not? What a beautiful collection. Well done, Dennis.
Color Palette: arctic dawn, arctic dusk, oatmeal, wheat, khaki, ombre, hazel, birch, slate, tundra, sea grass, shadow blue, marigold, brown, dark brown, chestnut, gun metal, smoke, arctic midnight, black
Farbics & Textures: silk chiffon, cashmere, hand knit, jersey, mohair, multi fur, kidassia, mink, fox, broadtail, sable, fisher, chinchilla, alligator, crochet, hand embroidery, fur bags
Key Looks: a kidassia fur shirt with a wheat hand-knit cardigan; belted oatmeal jersey gown with a sheer overlay; ombre kidassia fur coat; tundra chinchilla coat with an ombre mohair dress; sea grass multi fur and sable empire waist coat; Russian barguszine sable, kidassia and alligator coat with a cinnamon chinchilla and alligator tote; gunmetal silk jersey gown with a Russian barguzine sable and broadtail jacket; sea grass hand embroidered silk dress; arctic midnight multi fur coat.
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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