Stephen Belafonte & Melanie Brown


The Basil Soda Fall / Winter 2012 - 2013 Couture collection progresses towards three dimensional silhouettes. A blow up of cuts, fabrics, textures and prints. A floating of embroideries, feathers, crystals, and fringes spirit overlooks the creations. High collars, shaped lines, bell-shaped gowns and puffed skirts dominate. Transparent silk organza, sheen and delicate tulle, closely woven silk gabardine, and gold stitching appliquéd over white and pale colors of silk tulle.

Basil Soda's inspiration for this couture collection was the enchanting transformation of nature. I see Basil's inspiration in every single dress he created. From all Lebanese designers Basil Soda must be the one with his own special style - he doesn't copy anyone's designs, he just creates magnificent structured gowns full of art and drama.
I have sooo many pictures from Basil Soda's backstage rooms. Stay tuned!