Monday, August 1, 2011

Adam- Ready to Wear 2012

Adam Lippes has quietly built a large and devoted following for churning out the kind of polished, well-made, easy to wear pieces that can transition seamlessly from the runway into a real woman’s wardrobe. They may not make the biggest impact on the catwalk, but these are the versatile, everyday clothes that a woman spends most of her time in. This season’s collection was filled with pieces that make a woman want to shop off the runway; his vaguely ethnic wool ponchos and capes, printed silk skirt and blouse pairings, and slouchy wide leg trousers were all chic and covetable wardrobe options for work and play.
Who is Adam Lippes?  Adam's short biography is  at the end of this post. Web Site:

Adam Lippes was born December 24, 1972 in BuffaloNew York. Adam attended the Nichols school in Buffalo and studied Psychology at Cornell, from where he graduated in 1994. Upon graduation from Cornell, Adam continued his studies at the American University in Paris where he focused on art history and architecture. In 1995 Adam moved to New York, and began his fashion career at Polo Ralph Lauren before moving to Oscar de la Renta, where he was quickly promoted to Global Creative Director becoming one of the youngest to hold this position in the luxury fashion world. From 1996 to 2003, Adam worked closely with Mr. de la Renta on every aspect of the brand, including design, marketing and new business development.
In 2004, Mr. Lippes determined to pursue his dream of designing his own collection launched a collection of cotton basics under the label adampluseve. His desire to "fuse fashion with the perfect white tee" began with a global search for the finest manufacturers of cotton, cashmere, and wool. The Collection of Basics was launched at Saks Fifth Avenue in the spring of 2004, quickly becoming one of "Oprah's Favorite Things" and winning O's "Real World Style Awards." Electra Toub, who helped jump start Adam into the fashion business, worked with him to develop the company that was originally called ADAM + EVE. As a result of these early successes, the business has evolved from cotton basics into a full sportswear collection for men and women. Because of certain controversies, the company was now known simply as ADAM.
In August 2007, Adam was inducted to the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). In September 2007, Adam staged his first formal runway show during New York's Fashion Week[2] to great critical review, gracing the cover of Women's Wear Daily the following day. In the October 2007 issue of Vanity Fair, Mr. Lippes was chosen as a member of their elite list, "The Next Establishment," named as one of the most important young designers of today. In December 2007, Adam opened his first freestanding boutique in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District where his men's and women's collections are currently showcased alongside a selection of hand-picked lifestyle accessories. In October 2008, ADAM opened its second store in Adam's hometown of BuffaloNew Yorkand recently opened a store in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In 2009, MANGO contracted Mr. Lippes to create limited edition collections for men and women that was sold around the world in over 900 MANGO stores.
In August 2010, ADAM was acquired by Kellwood Company.
Today the ADAM collection is available at the ADAM flagship store located in the Meatpacking District of New York City, ADAM's e-commerce site, and over 250 stores in 10 countries around the world, including Bergdorf Goodman, Jeffrey NY, Intermix, net-a-porter.comNeiman Marcus and Lane Crawford.
Adam Lippes is also involved in many charities and is currently the co-chair of the Whitney Museum of American Art and a partner of the New York Humane Society, which inspired his charity event "ADAM loves dogs." Mr. Lippes is also active in fundraising for the Sandra F. Lippes Foundation at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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