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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fashion as Art: Dennis Basso Fall 2014

dennis basso fall 2014
brushstroke dress

For his Fall/Winter 2014 collection, Dennis Basso was inspired by great contemporary American Artists. Basso channeled his creativity and designed a cohesive collection of walking works of art.

Dennis Basso’s career in the fur and fashion industry spans 30 years. He is known for his glamorous eveningwear designs and luxury fur pieces. The designer has been a staple at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week since 2007. He continues to build his huge celebrity fan base and client roster with each new collection. Fans of the brand include Giuliana Ransic, Penelope Cruz, Mary J. Blige and Nicole Kidman. It came as no surprise to see starlets and socialites seated front and center, dressed in the designer’s latest creations.

Basso’s signature style was evident from the moment the first model stepped onto the runway. The collection started with a gorgeous black & white story that evolved into a collection rich in vibrant jewel tones. Basso used a variety of fabrics including hand-painted duchess satin, Georgette, lace, tweed, leather, and fur. Fabrics were hand painted, beaded, and embroidered. Furs like sable, lynx, chinchilla and fox, were dyed in coordinating colors like garnet, sapphire,  and amethyst.

The double-faced brushstroke gowns in white, sapphire, and Bordeaux, were the standout looks of the collection.  The collection was refreshing and modern with options appropriate for any age. Dennis Basso's collection is one that can turn an unknown actress into a celebrity fashion icon!   

-Elaine Fioravanti, Guest blogging from Best Dressed Ginger.
Photos by David TW Leung

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