Things change at Dennis Basso each season. Especially since he began really designing ready-to-wear and giving it as much importance as his furs. At least in the context of his shows, he is far from just Dennis Basso the furrier. In some seasons, one category is stronger and more innovative than the other. For fall, there were some great long evening looks, combining both dresses and furs. The best were the simplest, as some of the fur looks were overwrought — car wash skirts, high slits, crocodile added to broadtail and sable. His lighter touch was more successful, as he also showed some beautiful sable jackets and coats, including an embroidered ermine capelet and a lynx belly wrap. Basso cleverly used ivory fishnet turtlenecks throughout the show, adding a cool touch to both furs and rtw, for instance, under both a dark gray velvet cocktail dress with a Hazaar vest and a hand-embroidered, map-print mid-calf skirt. Basso knows how to have fun with his collections and sometimes that means more experimenting than staying safe. For this collection, he did it all.