Often we're made to feel lucky to wear a designer label, so it's a pleasant surprise to hear this from Adam: "the starting point in designing every collection is the woman who wears my clothes." Adam, we're flattered. Beyond that, it was a trip to the National Museum of the American Indian that sealed the inspiration for his Fall 2011 collection. The Native American references were loosely suggested in a blanket anorak and an excellent textured sweater with fringe, but for the most part it was a peppy collection with elements of geek chic, Adirondack weekends, and the 70s working girl with a touch of utilitarian sport thrown in. Adam continued the long proportions trend of Fall Fashion Week with more calf-skimming hemlines, which worked particularly well in a black mohair dress with a lace back. Overall, it was a wearable collection of separates that will take the Adam girl effortlessly from weekends in the country to her 9-5 city job.
- Trends: Geek chic, 70s, utility, plaid, Native American, lace, lace panels, backless, longer hemlines .
- Colors: Claret, cobalt, cream, black, gold
- Key Looks: Mohair dress, gold embroidered dress.
- Accessories: Manolo Blahnik shoes, black plastic frame glasses.
- Who Would Wear It: Sporty, fun-loving girls who list travel and parties as their favorite pastimes.