I love backstage because you really get to see the pieces close up! You get to touch, feel and admire the workmanship that goes into each individual creation. And sometimes you're lucky even to speak to the designer himself, if pre-show stress allows. Dennis Basso probably was feeling stress, but he is too much of a charming man to show it and I managed to catch a moment with him.
Entering into Dennis Basso's backstage for SS15 was firstly like tripping into a gorgeous, secret Giverney-esque garden in flower. Whites, heather, olive and greys were brought to life in Basso's floral mesh and organza-layered, hand-embroidered gowns. Secondly, Dennis let loose onto the shimmering waterside eateries of Marbella or Porto Cervo circa the 1960s through the rose gold and silver brocades of his tunics and capris.
Back to front of house - reality and a total contrast. The show was packed with celebrities, TV channels and screaming women excited and delighted.
Though when the lights came down, the magic returned, after a minute of silence that Dennis Basso offered to his friend, comedienne Joan Rivers who had passed away the day before.
Photographs by Shana Schnur & socialnetwork.com