Do you think fur and beaded gowns are stuffy? Dennis Basso will prove you wrong. The classic fashion icon redesigned his luxurious coats and wraps for a sexier, street-wise sensibility. He took elements of the 1970s trends and created more relaxed silhouettes in his fur coats.
The outerwear looks great with evening wear or as a statement coat over jeans. Today's 'it' girls will no doubt be Instagramming it that way.
Basso wanted fall 2016 to be romantic, brash. The long and mid-length gowns had beautiful beading. While they were sophisticated, they weren't pretentious. Models looked like they could move or slouch or dance. He wasn't afraid to show some skin. Think Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle as opposed to the family matriarch.
The color palette had a lot of gold. Burnished gold, pale gold, copper, tawny and the various hues of the animal fur itself. You could totally drag out your hipster grandma and dance the night away in Dennis Basso's Fall 2016 collection. Boogie on!
Photos by Mariana Leung