How does one go about defining the look for a strong yet feminine woman? Adam Lippes proposes a soft take on traditional tailoring and incorporating florals and volume for Pre-Fall 2019. Inspired by the home of interior designer Roberto Peregalli, Lippes was unafraid to lay on stunning visuals this season. He started with floral print, which this season looked like wallpaper but was anything but dull and dreary. Whether on floaty dresses or on romantic shirts to complement sleek pantsuits, the graphic provided a delicate touch to otherwise streamlined looks. The volumes were also show-stopping here, particularly the sun-dress in light crimson and the pink-and-floral evening ensemble that borderline looked like a piece from Balenciaga (by Demna Gvasalia). While these were relatively new from him, they fit well with Lippes’ signature aesthetic of stern femininity. And finally, the tailoring here was spot-on, more so a revolution from a designer who’s often known for his dresses. It looks like Adam Lippes is stepping onto a new direction, and it’ll be interesting to see what he lays out in the seasons to come.
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Photo: Courtesy of Adam Lippes / Amar Daved