A Work of Art…

Dennis Basso Fall 2014

*Reporting for MsFABulous.com*

For his F/W 2014 collection, Dennis Basso, was inspired by various great American Contemporary Artists. Basso channeled his creativity and designed a cohesive collection of individual walking works of art.

Black & White hand jeweled dress w/ black coyote boa

Black & White hand jeweled dress w/ black coyote boa

Black & White Chinchilla vest w/ tweed and tulle dress

Black & White Chinchilla vest w/tweed and tulle dress

Dennis Basso’s career in the fur and fashion industry spans 30 years. He is known for his glamorous eveningwear designs and luxury fur pieces. The designer has been a staple at MBFW since 2007, and continues to build his huge celebrity fan base and client roster with each new collection. Fans of the brand include Juliana Ransic, Debra Messing, Penelope Cruz, Mary J Blige, Olivia Palermo, and Nicole Kidman. Therefore, on day 4 of NYFW, it came as no surprise to see starlets and socialites seated front and center, dressed in the designer’s latest creations, as the show began to start.

Black & White Double Face Brushstroke Gown

Black & White Double Face Brushstroke Gown

Emerald Chinchilla jacket w/ Ombre emerald to black gown

Emerald Chinchilla jacket w/ Ombre emerald to black gown

Platinum Grey Broadtail & Sable Jeweled coat and dress

Platinum Grey Broadtail & Sable Jeweled coat and dress

Ivory and Gold hand embroidered gown with Fox boa

Ivory and Gold hand embroidered gown with Fox boa

Platinum Alligator & Sable Vest w/ hand embroidered white faille gown

Platinum Alligator & Sable Vest w/ hand embroidered white faille gown

Basso’s signature style was evident from the moment the first model stepped onto the runway. The collection started with a gorgeous black & white story that evolved into a collection rich in vibrant jewel tones. Basso used a variety of fabrics including hand-painted duchess satin, georgette, lace, tweed, leather, and fur. Fabrics were hand painted, beaded, and embroidered. Fur in sable, Lynx, chinchilla, broadtail and Fox, were dyed in coordinating colors like garnet, sapphire, emerald, and deep amethyst.

Sapphire Alligator, Broadtail and Sable coat w/hand painted brushstroke dress

Sapphire Alligator, Broadtail and Sable coat w/hand painted brushstroke dress

Sapphire & Black double face brushstroke gown

Sapphire & Black double face brushstroke gown

Black jeweled tulle gown

Black jeweled tulle gown

Bordeaux Broadtail & Fox coat w/ dress

Bordeaux Broadtail & Fox coat w/dress

The double-faced brushstroke gowns in White, Sapphire, and Bordeaux, were the clear standout looks of the collection. Gowns were literally walking works of art that demanded attention. The collection was refreshing and modern with dresses, sportswear, outerwear, and gowns appropriate for any age.

Bordeaux Chinchilla vest w/ double face brushstroke gown

Bordeaux Chinchilla vest w/double face brushstroke gown All Photo Credits: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com via (style.com)

It was the kind of collection that can turn an unknown actress into a celebrity fashion icon!

xo,

BDG

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