June 12, 2013 New York
Oddly enough, Basso's focus on multiple dimensions gave the collection a real lightness. And also a feeling of youth, something that many designers have emphasized this season. (Particularly designers whose customer base, like Basso's, is maturing fast.) "It's sophisticated but still young," Basso said. He was right. Any young woman would be happy to wear the fit-and-flare dress adorned with masses of silvery 3-D flowers, or the navy off-the-shoulder number embroidered with daisies, the breakout flower of the season.
It's somewhat harder to imagine a twentysomething walking around in a white fur chubby, but the addition of delicate lace insets and a tiny lace border made it more plausible.