Ever the showman, Dennis Basso is excited to be back in person. “I missed this,” he said. But rather than a classic runway, Basso decided to throw a party, preferring to show presentation style at New York Landmark Rockefeller Center inside upscale Greek restaurant Limani.
“Mykonos, Monte Carlo, Saint Tropez,” Basso said, name checking cities that inspired his Mediterranean-themed collection.
Those far off locales were seen in the vibrant colors like reds and deep sun-kissed sea blue. These are garments for a lady who is at dinner, parties and dancing the night away, like maxiskirts and miniskirts, cocktail dresses and a few form-fitting gowns. Summer florals showed up embellished on tulle on a summer cocktail dress.
Getting married this summer? Basso had you covered, with a white wedding dress complete with detached sheer skirt — take it off to make it a mini.
Basso is always quick to note he designs for all ages, daughter and mom, and he had a short black feather mini perfect for a daughter and a mix of gowns for mom.
“My customer wants to travel again and be out and about,” Basso said as he worked the room full of admirers, all excited to see him in person again.