Runway Report: Dennis Basso Fall 2015

As per usual, Dennis Basso turned it out for another incredible runway show for his Fall 2015 collection, retaining his reign as the king of luxe with no apologies. This time around he utilized some serious 70’s flare as he (like many designers this season) drew inspiration from a time of excess glamour and discotheques creating unforgettable statement making ensembles with a bit of a vampy edge. Meant for the uptown woman going out for an unforgettable evening, his ready-to-wear was truly admirable this season especially as everything from the fabrics to construction screamed Studio 54 opulence. There were many 70’s staples present like slinky high-slit draped panne velvet dresses, chiffon jumpsuits, high waisted palazzo pants, bias cut halter slip sheaths in metallic lame’s and fabulous brocades manipulated for evening-wear like only Dennis could design.

The palette remained predominantly within the metallics family, favoring gold and champagne which extended from the embellishments into the outerwear. And while there were definitely some favorite moments, like a plum colored fringe column gown, it wouldn’t be a Dennis Basso show without being bowled over by covetable fur pieces for all of us to drool over. There were chinchilla shrugs, an alligator “hoody”, oversized coats featuring intermingling fox and lynx, and even a poncho was given a swift kick of splendor with the help of fringed sable and broadtail.

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