February 10, 2014 New York
For Basso, it's never about trends. But he also doesn't want the collection to look old-fashioned. Sometimes, as with a long-hooded vest in lynx, the longtime furrier succeeded. Not so much with the elaborately beaded Peter Pan collars on blouses and dresses. While the girl who loves directional clothes is not wearing this stuff, it certainly has an audience. And, as usual, many of Basso's most loyal clients were sitting front row. "I want her to be able to buy it now and pull it out five years later," he said backstage before the show. One gown in particular—a black shell and floor-length tulip skirt covered in black bugle beads and white pearls—definitely fit into that category.