Last friday Adam Lippes had a trunk show at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue. The event showcased beautiful pieces from his runway, resort and holiday collections. I was lucky enough to be able to get a little of the inside scoop behind the line from the designer himself:
This season's collection was inspired by the Peabody Museum's exhibit on original tourism postcards in sepia from Japan, though he usually draws inspiration from travel and the art world, and people on the street.
Though he studied art history and architecture at the American University in Paris, Adam is not a conceptual designer and is inspired by the color and patterns from architecture. He decided in Paris, however, to enter the fashion world.
He apprenticed at Oscar de la Renta, and ended up staying there to become Global Creative Director. He described the move as risky but advised others to take risks because he learned everything during his time there.
He described his line, ADAM, as casual but chic. On trend but not trendy. Clothes that allow the customer to mix and match. And, I might add, incredibly wearable. Even Oprah agrees, as she deemed ADAM one of "Oprah's Favorite Things."
The clothes I saw were chic, casual, and everything I want for my closet. As his plan is to only expand, that can only mean good things for girls and guys who want well tailored basics with Adam's signature touches.
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