If street style snaps from NYC’s Tompkins Square Park teem with Doc Martens as often as Upper East Side pics boast Céline handbags, the hallmark styles found on Chelsea’s High Line should be-- according to Adam's Adam Lippes-- something more peppy, colorful, and exuberant, yet hard to pin down. Kinda like a whimsical Teen Vogue editorial, pre-configured.
Or at least that what’s Adam’s spring show suggests. Inspired by the “runway in the sky” he observes from his design studio window, Lippes translated High Line style into pieces as energetic as they were eclectic. There were kitschy floral blazers, bold bandleader jackets, and polka dots galore. On the runway, the contrasting prints mingled together, but the Adam girl will probably dilute the look, choosing to pair one of the statement separates with muted basics.
For that, Adam made sure to offer some of the more relaxed, casual staples he built his brand on (neutral knit tops, denim trousers). But the real standouts here were the eye-catching pieces that make getting dressed for a chic weekend brunch—or a stroll on the High Line—an easy, quick affair. Throw on a pair of spring’s chalky pink pants or a drop waist, purple polka dot dress, and the work is mostly done. Which is something the "girl who wears [his] clothes" (Lippes' second inspiration, other than the elevated Chelsea park) will surely appreciate.
**All images: Imaxtree