Buddakan, soon to be the latest addition to the 24-hour open-air club/mall known as Manhattan's Meatpacking District, was the location of the Adam + Eve presentation. This was the first public outing of the company's ready-to-wear line, which was introduced to retailers last spring. Adam Lippes, a former Oscar de la Renta creative director, initially launched the company in 2004 as an underwear and T-shirt line, and it seems to be growing rapidly—having taken just two years to expand into sportswear.

Lippes set out to create "luxury basics," rather than follow trends, and the presentation featured great, collegiate-feeling pieces for both men and women. A fur vest would be great for tailgating, and jackets had three-quarter sleeves—all the better to layer over longer sweaters, many of them striped and V-necked. Dresses, like a pintucked tank number with feather embroidery at the hem, were worn with comfy alpaca cardigans, projecting an attitude of ease.