September 10, 2013 New York
Good thing the staid reference wasn't literal. "This wasn't about creating a vintage look," he said. And the collection was better for it. The most striking numbers were sky blue, covered in almost abstract tangerine florals. But they were nearly equaled by an oh-so-pale pink and blue ball gown. For day, a little white organza dress with bustier detailing was youthful and just sexy enough.
Dresses may have been in the majority, but a Dennis Basso collection doesn't exist without fur and exotic skins. This time around, he used broadtail best. A black and white broadtail vest was belted like a peplum top over a white organza dress with black geometric shapes, and a white moto jacket looked cute over a black floral frock. Colored alligator surfaced yet again in tiny vests: It must do well, because Basso can't seem to let it lie.