Dennis Basso’s Fall/Winter 2019 New York Fashion Week runway show took place at Cipriani 42nd Street on February 11th. The show featured Olivia Palmero, Jennifer Nettles, Stephanie Seymour, Kelly Bensimon, Peter Brant Jr., Michelle Gomez, Miss J Alexander, Camille Kostek, and Carol Alt, who closed the show.

According to Basso, “The inspiration for this collection is the ‘New York City Girl.’ I think women around the world all have a desire to be a New York City woman. This allows her to experiment with fashion from high to low with a feeling of freedom, strength, and independence. The original New York City girl is our own statue of liberty that represents this woman from casual days to gala evenings. Our New York City woman never allows the clothes to wear here; she wears the clothes.

The silhouettes include haberdashery coats and jackets with feminine touches. Fabrics include cashmere, fox, sable, mink, chinchilla, shearling, dutchess satin, wool jacquard, mohair, and faux fur. After-five dresses and evening gowns have hand embellished flowers, beaded embroidery, animal print, metallic finishes, feathers, and hand pleating. Classic silhouettes include form-fitting gowns and strapless bodices with ball gown skirts. The color palette for this season is daffodil, café, aubergine, faded pink, and rose gold.

My vision for my New York City girl is for her to select pieces from the collection, experiment, have fun, and enjoy her fashion freedom.”

All photos by Dan Lecca