Dennis Basso Fall 2019

New York girl, ooh, ooh, ooh

Runnin’ pretty, New York City girl
25, 35, hello, baby
New York City girl

You grew up ridin’ the subways, running with people
Up in Harlem, down on Broadway
You’re no tramp, but you’re no lady
Talkin’ that street talk
You’re the heart and soul of New York City

—Odyssey

For fall 2019 Dennis Basso was inspired by and dedicated his collection to that vibrant New York City fashion girl. Every woman, at one time, wanted to be her; wanted her style and charisma. And though the song that celebrated her came out in 1977, the New York City fashion girl is still an industry icon, setting a standard of fashion-forward sensibility and innovation.

The fall/winter season serve Dennis Basso best, giving him an indelible reason to shower his consumer base with his latest distillation of fur in its many variations. This season was no exception.

Dennis Basso’s fall 2019 collection is perhaps his most youthful and vibrant collection without abandoning his design aesthetic. Known for his acumen and craft when it comes to manipulating fur pelts, Basso’s collection can easily sit more comfortably with a more seasoned consumer. For his spring/summer collections, Basso admirably attempted to redirect his design aesthetic for a younger consumer; however, Basso’s fall/winter collection often lack the youthful vim and vigor found in his spring collections. Many fashion pundits identify his use of fur as the dowdy culprit.

This season Basso proved them wrong. From mink zip hoodies to cropped sable jackets to shearling coats, Basso demonstrated that his talent has not atrophied, but is stimulated and in step with what young consumers want.

That said; Basso has not left his base in the dust. There was more than enough luxury stimulus in this collection to satisfy his tried and true customer. And if leopard print gets your heart racing, Basso had more than enough to satiate your palette.

Dennis Basso also did something this season that has fallen by the wayside for so many fashion designers. Basso clearly understands that a runway show rises and falls on the models that present your collection. Where some designer cast models that look the part, Basso cast models that not only reflect his seasonal inspiration but can also sell the garments with style and panache!! And when you close the show with Supermodel Carol Alt, you cannot go wrong.

Standout looks in this fall 2019 collection include Basso’s tweed trench coat with fox fur, crème shearling jacket with zip sleeve, mink and nylon leopard coat with hand-embellished mini dress, sienna python jacket, and cashmere coat with floral and python applique.

Photos courtesy of vogue.com

That’s right Dennis, help us celebrate New York City!!—William S. Gooch

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