June 01, 2011
Adam Lippes had fun with proportions for Resort, showing crisp looks that you'd want to steal straight from the sample rack and start wearing now. An oversize twill jacket was paired with a tight miniskirt covered in hand-stitched micro plissé pleats, while long slipdresses cut on the bias from fluid silk were mixed with chunky knit sweaters. The palette here was quintessential Resort: clean white, cool mint green, and soft blush (terrific in super-soft, shaved lambskin on an easy sweatshirt). There was also a graphic element at play, with Lippes taking his cues from minimalist German artist Imi Knoebel. A graphic crosshatch pattern appeared on a party frock in carnival colors with sweet, suspender-detail straps, and also a drapey sequin tunic, cinched at the waist, with a large cutout back that offered cross ventilation for those hot vacation days.