Designer Dennis Basso’s 35th Anniversary

For 35 years, designer Dennis Basso has dressed women in head-to-toe glamour of the finest, purest fabrics. He shares with Puristwhat inspired his romantic summer looks.

By Dennis Basso

My inspiration for this collection is the international woman who has traveled the world to exotic and interesting locales. Over the past 35 years, I’ve met so many spectacular, strong and glamorous women. As this collection was designed, I reflected on this amazing journey and I hope to transport you with me. The color palette consists of warm spice shades and vibrant tones of rust, khaki, cayenne, violet and aqua, mixed with earthy neutrals in vanilla and sand. Silk chiffons, georgette and tulle are layered and ruffled in airy, glittering, billowing silhouettes. Mini and midi lengths are detailed with delicate, hand-embroidered mosaics.

Dennis Basso Flagship, 825 Madison Ave., New York, 212.794.4500; in Aspen at The Little Nell; and in London at Harrods;