You didn’t think I would take today off, did you?! I mean, of course there is the Wine Of The Week, but were you questioning my commitment to Fashion Week?! I am seriously hurt by your distrust. Fashion Week continues and so must I! This time I’m taking a closer look at the ADAM Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear Collection.
Designer Adam Lippes influences include a visit to the National Museum of the American Indian. And it shows: lots of knitwear, tribal type prints and feathers. However for me the real star was the lace. Unlike Jason Wu’s collection, ADAMs lace is soft and flirty. It makes its appearance in several blouses throughout the show. Another trend rising out of Fashion Week is strong tailoring. This isn’t the year of draping. Designers are busting out their construction skills, and ADAM is no exception.
Check out some of my favorite looks below:
Based on my love of Jenni Kayne’s collection, you know I am a sucker for a knit sweater. ADAM pairs it here with a feather-adorned skirt. We’ve seen feather’s before, but there is a much more rustic element to this skirt that feels fresh.
The print of this dress is an example of the Native American influence within the collection. I like the blouse’s peek-a-boo effect, which appeared throughout the show. This dress has a unmistakably fall feel.
Unfortunately, the styling in this look is not my favorite. I do, however, love a winter white and I am fond of these pieces as separates. The blouse is beautiful and would do well with a pair of slacks or a more structured skirt. The skirt has great movement and the length is somewhat unexpected.
Another great blouse and this time it is paired with a skirt that shows off ADAM’s tailoring skills. I like the juxtaposition of the delicate top paired with a heavy skirt.
This is my favorite look from the collection! The sweater and trousers are both effortless, but distinct. Paired with the beautiful lace blouse, suddenly the look becomes sophisticated.