Dennis Basso Autumn/Winter 2017

Dennis Basso is not afraid to attempt a different approach. “I always try to bring something new and fresh,” he said. “And also to not forget that woman of a certain age, but yet take care of the woman who is just coming into it, as well.”

He had the brilliant idea to style many of the gowns and fur coats with fishnet turtlenecks, which imparted a youthful edge to some very grown-up glamor—and of course can be just as easily left to one side at retail.

The color palette was mainly in sand and cinnamon, with splashes of black, white, grey, navy blue, mother of pearl and saffron.

There were glorious mink, lynx, fox and sable fur coats that varied in lengths from boleros to floor length extravaganzas! Women will be spoilt for choice come the later Winter months.

The dresses themselves were made of lamé, chiffon and silk and could defintely give a woman a moment in the spotlight during an evening out. They were either left bare or embroidered with floral appliques, sequins or the occasional ruffle for flair. Many of the gowns had an asymmetrical cut and felt very flowy and goddess-like.

But regardless of her age, the Dennis Basso woman is certainly international. A point that he certainly drove home with sheer gowns embroidered with a world map or vintage postcard stamps—some of his strongest looks this Fall.

All in all, a stunning collection with many great, classic pieces!

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