Summary: The name may have changed, but Adam Lippes’ line, now called Adam by Adam Lippes (was Adam plus Eve), is still preppy with an edge. Think sumer in the Hamptons. In just three short years, Adam has gone from skivvies to sportswear for both women and men. We are only going to focus on the women’s because as much as we care about me, we don’t care about their fashions (at least not here).
Adam’s inspiration came from the French Abstractionist, Sonia Delaunay and American Morris Louis. He was also influenced by the beauty and serenity of Japan, particularly Kyoto. The styles were easy to wear and the color palette which was mostly creams and beiges had sparks of color and sprays of metallics. While the collection was not the most innovative we have seen, it certainly has sellability written all over it.
Color Palette: white, ivory, beige, khaki, brown, blue, gray, charcoal, pink, magenta, purple, yellow, chartreuse, gold, silver
Textures & Details: burlap, silk linen, mercerized cotton, tech faille, cotton silk, jacquard, knit linen, lightweight sateen, silk chiffon, pique, crinkle silk, poplin, viscose, sport tech, organic linen, silver coating, irregular pleating, contrast tips, hand-dying, tuxedo details
Key Looks: grey silk linen jacquard kyoto jacket over a tuxedo tank with cotton lame kick shorts, white crinkle silk chiffon dress with grey Japanese garden stone belting, silver coated linen origami pleated gown, chartreuse irregular pleated dress, hand painted Morris Louis top with silk taffeta tie short, magenta silk chiffon hand gathered one-shoulder dress, white sport tech tuxedo shift and a hand painted Morris Louis max dress in shades of blue with pink accents.