11 posts tagged "Adam Lippes"
The Spring ’14 collections are under way in New York, and will be followed by the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Before their new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our entire selection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: Adam Lippes
WHERE: New York
WHEN: Monday, September 9
WHAT: “Mexican lowrider culture in São Paulo.”— Adam Lippes. The designer sent us a Spring ’14 inspiration image, above.
After wrapping up his Resort presentations in June, Adam Lippes headed out West to unwind, enjoy some wine, and explore Yosemite National Park. Here, the designer shares the details of his “all-American adventure,” exclusively with Style.com.
My post-Resort trip was an amazing, family-focused, all-American adventure. The real goal of the trip was picking up my nephews, Isaac and Asher, from their first overnight camp experience near Yosemite National Park. Since we were already in the area, my family decided to meet for a few days in Napa.
We kicked off the trip by racing Audi R8s at the Sonoma Raceway (above). I didn’t think it was possible to drive that fast, and I have gotten two speeding tickets since. The next day was devoted to wine. We got an early start at one of my favorite California vineyards, Shafer Vineyards.
We headed to Yosemite National Park the following afternoon and stayed at the Ahwahnee Hotel, a majestic timber building from 1927, owned by friends of ours from my hometown of Buffalo, New York. The experience was perfection. Hikes, horseback riding, and standing in awe were all part of the next day’s activities.
After picking up my nephews from camp, we headed to my brother’s serene ranch in eastern Washington State. Set on the Yakima River, it has fields as far as the eye can see and an endless sky. We visited my sister-in-law’s chickens, turkeys, donkeys, and horses before heading back to NYC the next morning. So, as I said, an all-American adventure.
The beautiful view at Shafer Vineyards. Its wine is incredible and the story of the vineyard—a man who decided at fifty to leave his marketing job in Chicago, pack his family in a station wagon, and move to the then undeveloped Napa Valley to explore a new way of life—is inspiring. Maybe my third act!
A 10 a.m. tasting at Shafer Vineyards. Looking forward to the wine deliveries in the fall! Continue Reading “Designer Diary: Adam Lippes’ Postcard From Napa and Yosemite” »
At this time last year, designers were busy making knee-length Bermudas and basketball shorts. This Resort season, they took things one step further, lowering hemlines on baggy, culotte-inspired trousers so they hit somewhere between mid-calf and just above the ankle. We noticed crisp white styles in the new lineups from Thakoon Addition, Ports 1961, Adam Lippes, and Sonia Rykiel (the latter two whipped them up in pliant leather and pleather, respectively). And while labels like Valentino and Roksanda Ilincic, among others, showed the fresh silhouette in a casual context, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci made them evening-appropriate in black satin paired with a pair of killer ankle-strap sandals. Unless you’ve got stems like Joan Smalls’, we’d recommend rocking heels while test-driving this trend.
After more than twenty years helming brands such as Yigal Azrouël (where she was CEO) and Adam Lippes (where she’s currently the copresident), Donata Minelli Yirmiyahu is launching her own line. Dubbed STATEof_, the range consists of casual yet refined separates ideal for those moments when, as Minelli Yirmiyahu explained at a preview, “you don’t want to wear jeans and a T-shirt but also don’t want to be walking around in Lululemon.” The debut Resort ’14 lineup focuses on everyday staples with a luxurious twist, like an updated sweat suit done in ultra-lightweight ombré fleece and a cropped felt hoodie jacket with dolman sleeves. Other standout items here include a sculpted, bonded jersey parka, as well as easy crepe cargo pants and long-sleeve tees cut from silk charmeuse. Minelli Yirmiyahu approached the new venture “from more of a merchandising and sales perspective rather than a pure designer standpoint, so the hand feel of fabric is super important,” she said. Minelli Yirmiyahu kept the price point reasonable (pieces max out around $500), and that has contributed to key retailers’ early interest in STATEof_. Oh yeah, what’s with the name? “It’s a fill-in-the-blanks kind of title. I wanted to create a Mad Libs type of open dialogue, so the clothes stand for however you’re feeling at the moment.”
For more information, visit stateofinc.com.
“I want our stores to be a real environment where you can hang out, like a house,” says designer Adam Lippes, who opens his newest boutique today in Nolita. “Elizabeth Street is so beautiful and vibrant; it’s a place people like to go and have brunch.”
Brunchers will now be able to pick up Lippes’ namesake collection, as well as his collaborations with the jewelry label Lulu Frost and the handbag line he’s set to launch, which will be hanging on the racks at the new 1,008-square-foot space at 211 Elizabeth Street. Lippes included the same design elements from his Hudson Street store, like a hand-picked selection of antiques, photos (mostly from Lippes’ personal collection), and books, to create a similar cozy atmosphere in his second Manhattan outpost. On Thursday, the designer, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, and filmmaker Tracy Antonopoulos will all be on hand to celebrate the official opening of the store with a Fashion’s Night Out bash. As for his next shop, the downtown designer is looking to make the move uptown.