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Dennis Basso
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 5, 2008

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photographed by Cindy Ord

 

 



The Dennis Basso Fall 2008 collection was firmly entrenched in luxe layers of trapeze-inspired frocks, tunics and highly dramatic gowns. Initially, the looks were structured with movement and evoked an innocent sensibility that was echoed in the light color palette. These frothy layers created floaty shapes and mirrored the softer side of sexy.

Fur was an intricate part of this collection that reveled in posh, romantic tailoring. The technical cuts used mink, fox, and sable. The looks were super flattering with a polished ease that quickly transitioned to a darker color palette of black, gold, and brown. The body conscious construction made the fur look lighter and decidedly feminine. The understated gowns were the ideal dénouement to such a glamorous show. The long, simple silhouettes injected a bit of refinement and showed that Basso knows how to exercise restraint alongside all-out glamour.

 

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