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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dennis Basso Spring 2015 & A Farewell to Joan Rivers

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dennis basso ss15

Every season I am amazed at the sheer magnitude of the beautiful women in attendance for Dennis Basso's spring 2015 runway show. Famous celebrities, media sweethearts, and powerful NY socialites, flock to the tents to catch a glimpse of the designer’s latest creations for the coming season.

A moment for Joan...
In the moments before the house lights went up, and the first heel hit the catwalk, the designer requested a moment of silence in the theater, to honor the memory of his friend and Fashion Week staple, Joan Rivers recent passing. It was a lovely sentiment and one I will not forget.

Luxury resorts in the 1960's inspired the designer's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. The women who traveled to these luxurious destinations needed to pack a variety of chic ensembles appropriate for daytime activities or evening events in the warmer temperatures.

In typical Basso fashion, the collection was chock full of embroidered cocktail dresses, exquisite ball gowns, and playful separates.  The colors of the collection ranged from bright white to soft muted shades in rose, mauve, grey, and taupe. Sheer floral prints looked modern with embellished details. The designer utilized a wide variety of fabrics from organza and linens along with leather and furs in the collection. Yup, that's right; Basso included his signature fur & leather pieces, even for spring.

designer bassoThe standout looks for me were the hand embroidered romper in silver with mink mosaic coat, the silver hand embroidered floral cloque ball gown and the floral mesh cocktail dress in tulle with beading

Whether you agree with Dennis Basso's fabric choices or not, there is no denying, that he stays true to his design aesthetic and vision. This collection is already making a cameo in the upcoming film, "Stealing Chanel" championed by supermodel Carol Alt. Something tells me these gowns may have a few additional Red Carpet moments during awards season.

Elaine Fioravanti of Best Dressed Ginger
Guest Blogging for MsFabulous.com
photos by Mariana Leung

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