High fashion furrier Dennis Basso mixes contemporary with traditional at this seasons’ Spring/Summer 2010 show. A burgundy lip and tight bun compliment the collection of floor grazing gowns, full tiered skirts and body conscious bustiers. He keeps with his love of “classic things that have a bit of a twist” in way of diamond dusted python accompanied by gold and bronze chiffon skirts with delicate belt detail at the waist (which were all the rage). Creams, butters, navys and a red centered floral played a significant part in Basso’s cocktail dress. The use of fur as if it was fabric was seen in boleros and thigh length jackets that alternated rows of fur with organza to create the illusion that the garment is floating.
Although the furrier kept in tune with his mink and chinchilla, he showed true growth as a designer through his use of iridescent overlay, dimensional appliqués and expert fit. ‘Haute’ heels by one of our favorites, Ruthie Davis, were to be outdone by the bevy of girls walking the runway in thigh high fishnets, gold ribbon ‘star trek’-esqe overlays on the eye, and four fingered half gloves. With a nod to the ballerinas of the great Degas, Basso successfully pulls together a collection of evening wear that is all about fluid movement for spring 2010.