ADAM by Adam Lippes / Fall 2010 / New York Fashion Week
You may not equate ADAM with my style, but in fact, Buffalo’s own Adam Lippes has inspired much of what I think and do. Since working in a little jean boutique in our hometown of Western New York that sold his initial works under label ‘Adam+Eve,’ I’ve been inspired to look beyond the confines of my upper-middle class suburban upbringing and dream bigger. The first ADAM show I was invited to attend was this season’s at Bryant Park’s Promenade tent. To my surprise, Lippes flipped the script. His usual colorful spirit was re-toned to fit a more alternative, fashion-forward woman with a palette of puttys, caramels, and ochres. Outside of his comfort zone, Lippes raised the bar on his collection with attainably styled, comfortably chic clothing (heavy wool cable sweaters, maxi dresses, and cashmere-knit jodhpurs). Beyond his scope of basics, Lippes may have finally found his place in a higher echelon of fashionista’s closet, turning out pieces understated enough for multiple wears. Citing parachute jumpers as his main inspiration for the collection, Lippes’ line undoubtedly matured in its effort to fly higher.
photo (top) courtesy of jordan bach