Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’12. ADAM + Chelsea 4 Ever

September 10, 2011 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12

Summary: This season for ADAM was all about celebrating the confident woman. The woman who can look stunningly chic in either one simple piece or a combination of easy separates, but the ongoing theme resonated with a ultra-feminine wearability. Designer Adam Lippes gave credit to the West Chelsea neighborhood where his studio resides as inspiration, citing the High Line view as a virtual “runway in the sky”. To dress this sassy, take charge woman, Lippes chose to create pieces that embrace their femininity, leaving menswear-inspired power suits by the wayside. Dresses were flirty and flouncy while print included the usual suspects like polka dots and flowers. The palette was a blushing bouquet of peony, lavender and ivory with a few jolts of black to break up the prevalent sweetness.

Many of the pieces did seem to embody that day to night simplicity that we all desire in the warmer weather months, but the true gems of the collection lay in the outerwear. From a transparent sleeveless trench to creamy cotton capes, the outerwear staples were innovative and fun. Flowers trickled down the sleeves of an ivory jacket while gold embroidery snaked through not one but two Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band jackets, odd fellows to the rest of the collection but clearly stars of the show. Overall the collection seemed to achieve its goal of versatile wearability, but I will be most excited to nab one of those ADAM jackets come spring.

Colors: peony, ivory, lavender, white, neon, navy, oyster, black, red, swiss dot

Fabrics and Textures: silk, cotton, lace, denim, linen, embroidered, silk knit

Key Looks: transparent sleeveless trench, peony cotton cape, white cotton jacket, ivory embroidered sweatshirt neon lace shirt, black silk cape, oyster linen short, ivory silk embroidered dress


– Alia Rajput

Photos: NY Mag

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