Dennis Basso spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for NYFWNew York Fashion Week SS17
On a balmy Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan, a supernova of flashes from paparazzi cameras filled the Arc runway space at the Skylight at Moynihan Station. Various celebrities, from Miss New York to reality TV stars and old money socialites, were at the centre of this blinding inferno, which quickly subsided as Dennis Basso’s spring/summer 2017 collection took to the stage. His continued and almost trademark use of fur, regardless of season, made for a sumptuous and rich collection, inspired by the modern world voyager. So in essence, the clothes were made to be timeless, or rather, time-zone-less, adaptable to climes the world over.
A collection of earthy neutral ensued, keeping tones within the range of sand, champagne and bone with the exception of course of black and white. Chiffons, georgettes, and silks are gathered and pleated to create silhouettes that caught the air in in the wake of the models which carried them. Layers of Russian ermine, lynx and sable added an air of wealth to the collection. Coincidentally several models, on separate occasions, tripped in front of countess Luann de Lesseps
Blush laces with chiffon blouses were paired playfully with matching chiffon skirts; pleated ivory gowns with hand-stitched embroidery and sprays of delicate crystal moved like liquid silver down the catwalk.
Flowing neutral charmeuse and chiffon gowns rounded out the finale of the collection before the last garment made its pass around the seats of the front row. In the closing walk the crowd was treated to a sunbaked lamé ball gown, with elegant and voluminous draping at the hip
In the tradition of Dennis Basso, his collection presented a number of pieces full of rich detailing and elegant silhouettes that simply screamed “luxury”. From broadtail vests to plush silks and flowing chiffon skirts, the fur-lined soul of the collection remained elite and refined, presented without over-the-top opulence. By nuancing the collection in a simple set of tones, Basso was able to communicate wealth and splendor in an accessible and classic format.
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