Runway Report: Dennis Basso Spring 2013 Collection

Although some are opposed to his plush creations (which I witnessed firsthand when I saw a  bunch of PETA protestors picketing his NYFW show back in 2007) Dennis Basso is most known for his luxurious fur formations.

Protestors at Dennis Basso Fashion Show

However, he has slowly been skewing away from his notorious statement furs and is now moving more into the realm of daywear & cocktail dresses. But the collection he previewed for Spring 2013, in a viewing at the penthouse of the St. Regis, was neither his old-style or his new; instead, Basso presented an arrangement of sumptuous evening gowns for the upcoming season.

Basso’s floor-sweeping creations had full skirts, shimmering adornments and dip-dyed fringe detailing. Intricate hand-embroidered lace bodices on delicate sheer silhouettes added elegance to his couture designs and show off his attention to detail. Sure, broadtail caplets and sapphire dyed-to-match furs topped his new eveningwear creations, but fur definitely wasn’t used to the extent in which it was in past collections.

Dennis Basso Spring 2013 Runway Collection

Dennis Basso Spring 2013 Runway Collection

Dennis Basso Spring 2013 Runway Collection

Since the shift, many question Dennis Basso’s design direction; yes, the detailing on his garments was impeccable, but compared to his plush furs from the past, reviews for this season barely passed.

What do you think?


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