>> "The starting point in designing every collection is the woman who wears my clothes," said Adam Lippes, post-show. His ADAM collection, inspired by a recent visit to the National Museum of the American Indian, called out to the city girl, constantly on the go, working and loving life. Seventies-inspired utilitarian pieces like silk pleated skirts, wide-leg wool trousers, and delicate lace tops were given a fun twist with bold plaid prints and soft feminine hues. Meanwhile, ethnic print skirts, fringed-embellished hand-knit sweaters, and decadent soft mohair blanket coats hark back to Lippes’s main inspiration point. For eveningwear, the designer created sheer lace gowns and a punchier gold embroidered dress. This one’s definitely calling to what Lippes describes as the woman who wants to be “that girl”; especially when she’s accessorizing with geek chic glasses, scrunched socks, and Manolo Blahnik pumps.
Adam Lippes Serves Up Functional Fresh Pieces With a Twist For Fall 2011