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Refining Adam Lippes

This season, the designer emphasised refinement while sharpening his signature.
Adam Lippes Spring/Summer 2017 | Source: InDigital.tv
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  • Lauren Sherman

NEW YORK, United States — "What we do is luxury American sportswear, and I don't use that description lightly," Adam Lippes said at his Saturday morning presentation, which once again took place at his beautifully appointed, art-filled townhouse on Washington Square Park.

This season was really about driving home the point that Lippes is making high-quality, ultra-refined garments. But while he certainly delivers on this promise, the brand’s visual signature isn’t always clear; if you were to remove the tag from one of his knits, for instance, it would be nearly impossible to guess who made it.

But Lippes did hone in quite a bit, with pleasing results. His dressing-gown-style shirting, inset with quadrille-skirt-inspired pleated lace, was not only elegant but also distinctive, as was a botanical floral silk chiffon gown, embroidered with glass beads and inspired by artist Costanza Paravicini's ceramic plates.

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