Dennis Basso, who showed his Fall 2013 collection today, caught up with us before Fashion Week to share her daily routine. Here's how the designer prepped for his show:
I like to think I wake up at 7AM, but more often than not, it's closer to 8AM.
I start my mornings with a big cup of coffee while I go through every inch of Women's Wear Daily. I read a bit of the Times, and a little more of The Post for variety, but I've never missed an issue of WWD.
I take my dog, Lily for a walk through Central Park. The fresh air gives me a burst of energy to get through fashion week prep.
Arrive back home to shower, shave and get dressed in what has become my uniform: a tailored Navy blazer, crisp white button down shirt and dark jeans.
On my way to my factory in Long Island City, I catch up on emails and make a few necessary calls. Every aspect of my business needs extra attention before fashion week, so it's important to have my phone by me at all times during the day.
After I've checked in on the design team, sewing room and the drapers, I head back to my store on Madison Avenue where I spend most of my day. I like to be around in case any of my clients pop in for a visit!
Conference call with HL Group, my PR firm, to discuss the inspiration for my collection, current RSVP's and upcoming 30th Anniversary press.
Catching up with an old friend over lunch at Match 65 - such fresh, wonderful seafood!
Checking in with my business partner to discuss the upcoming collection and next steps.
Meet to discuss my new designs for QVC--today we're looking at new faux-fur coats and accessories.
Glamorous photo shoot for 30th Anniversary press opportunities.
Dinner with my partner, Michael. We're having my guilty pleasure--a hearty pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce!
Head over to The Pierre for a relaxing nightcap.
Arrive home to answer a few pending emails before I get ready for bed. zzzzzzz