Julianna Bass Reflects on SS18 Collection in Exclusive Interview with Fashion Mingle

In Fashion Week, Spring & Summer Trends by Patrick Hovan

When it comes to making a mark in fashion, in any industry, it is all about style, personal style. I attended a discussion once about photography and fashion, and as a photographer having your own style in order to stand out is extremely important. This statement also applies to the designers and Julianna Bass is no stranger to this.

While she is not afraid to embrace classic style, the Tennessee native and F.I.T. graduate does so on her own terms in her own take on that classic style. After making a move to Berlin after the city captivated her creativity, Juliana has returned to New York City once again to debut her Spring Summer 2018 collection at NYFW. 

Julianna’s spring summer 2018 collection consisted of some classic looks in a perfect spring color palette. Starting off in light purples mixed in with reds and whites, the collection ranged from form fitting dresses to flowing gowns. Coming in next was a healthy dose of pants and blouses still remaining in the perfectly spring color palette. Showing a little bit of edge Julianna wasn’t afraid to incorporate a few sheer tops into her collection but perfectly styled with light scarfs or ruffles. She describes the woman she aspires to dress to Fashion Mingle interviewer, Jessica Faith Marshall, “[She] is strong yet feminine. There is a juxtaposition between the hard and the soft.” Metallics played a huge part in her collection, as models walked down the runway in shining gold skirts. Others in dresses with metallic gold and silver trims. Julianna continues to expand on her collection to Jessica, “I’m calling this collection ‘Make Tomorrow Now’. People are constantly talking about the future of fashion, and in my head it looks like a garment that can actually be consumer controlled. It’s all about the consumer. The futuristic element spun from there.” Full bright silver dresses fit perfectly to the model and the incorporation of metallics in her collection are sure to be the staple. The metallics seem to be a continuing trend over the past few months. I have to admit I am definitely a fan. Julianna also chose to finish off her spring summer collection with white dresses, trimmed with red, and covered in very unique patterns. 

Julianna Bass is known for being named designer of the year upon graduation from New York’s, Fashion Institute of Technology. From there she worked for many designers and luxury brands such as Bill Blass, Elie Tahari, Eugenia Kim, and Marc Jacobs. Since then she has branched out on her own first showing in NYFW during Autumn/Winter 2015 and returning once more to express her personal style and inspirations of moving to Berlin. Julianna’s confidence and passion showed clearly during her Spring Summer 2018 runway collection at New York Fashion Week: The Shows. 


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Internationally published High-Fashion and Fine-Art Photographer Patrick is also the Fashion Mingle Media Director and lead photographer for NYFW coverage. Patrick studied fine-art in college graduating with a concentration in photography and maintains a focus in Fashion, Portraiture, and Fine Art photography.

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