February 02, 2008
If anyone should understand sophisticated American style it should be Adam Lippes, an alumnus of both Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta, right? For Fall, he borrowed a page from the former and set out into the country for the weekend. There were hand-knit sweaters, herringbone pants, and buffalo-plaid jackets for the girls, and L.L. Bean duck boots for the boys. One of the strongest looks was an ombré mohair wool coat that blended in with the mural of trees on the runway's backdrop. Unfortunately, nothing seemed truly signature or unique, the proceedings were a bit repetitive, and Lippes got rather lost in the woods.