Talk about intimate gatherings. This season, Adam Lippes hosted his Spring presentation at his beautiful Greenwich Village apartment overlooking Washington Square Park. The welcoming setting spotlighted the deeply personal approach Lippes has taken toward his namesake label since relaunching it nearly two years ago. As guests could see, Lippes is an avid interior decorator, and his latest lineup was inspired by North African carpets from the turn of the 20th century. He said, “I recently became obsessed with vintage Moroccan rugs. But the question was: How do you do rugs for Spring?”
Reinterpreting those textiles in a modern way, Lippes embroidered tuxedo jackets and topcoats with knotted silk tassels that were a playful take on “summer fur.” He paired them with relaxed Berber pants, which came in a variety of luxe fabrications including textured silk linen and supple leather (a hot pink pair was particularly noteworthy). A billowing silk caftan, meanwhile, featured a hand-drawn tapestry print that Lippes created with a Sharpie marker.
Elsewhere, the designer continued to evolve his sophisticated vision of American sportswear with updated staples, including crisp, oversize shirts; hand-loomed sweaters; and finely tailored suiting. Hands down, the standout look here was a sporty tank gown boasting an elegant plissé skirt cut from more than 20 yards of tightly pleated silk. Slinking across Lippes’ parlor floor, it simultaneously conveyed drama and ease and was a smash hit with the designer’s fans. “I never say this, but you’re the only person who does collections I want 100 percent of,” enthused pal Elettra Wiedemann.