Adam Lippes' design offices overlook the High Line, and he can't help but take in and fixate on his view of that "runway in the sky." Perhaps it had something to do with all the buckets of rain that have been coming down lately, but the ADAM Spring collection was in full bloom. Backstage before the show, Lippes explained one of his floral prints—a rock rose that he "blew up and made pointy," which made a convincing statement on both an ivory silk column dress and a slouchy suit. There was quite a bit of flower-screened denim, which looked best on an A-line knee-length skirt paired with a silk polka-dot pajama top. The designer also paid lip service to the ongoing neon trend (has anyone else noticed how many of those electric Cambridge satchels are floating around Lincoln Center this week?) with the trim of a transparent sleeveless trench, as well as a hot pink long-sleeve tee.
In the eveningwear category, there were a few looks that flirted with bedazzle overkill (one model had to walk in a heavy crystal dress that probably weighed more than she does). But the finale number—an organza party dress embroidered with hundreds of tiny French knots—made up for any previous bling blips. Later on that evening, we noticed that Lippes' pal Natalie Joos had plucked that stunning closer right off the runway and was wearing it out for a night on the town.