American designer Adam Lippes has designed his first ever exclusive capsule collection for net-a-porter.com.
The 43-year-old designer has launched a 10-piece capsule range titled East meets West, with the coveted pieces featuring his signature silhouettes in sun bleached denim, scalloped Spanish lace and crisp cotton poplin style shirting. Influenced by the clean lines of the Neutra and Lautner houses in Palm Springs, California, Adam Lippes utilises a rich colour palette inspired by iconic New York-based artists Mark Rothko and Milton Avery.
“Adam’s exquisite high summer assortment fuses the unequivocal style from both the east and west coasts of America beautifully. Luxurious fabrics such as satin back crepe and embroidered lace sit alongside Japanese twill that looks like denim but drapes like silk. Our customers adore his precision tailoring and easy to wear silhouettes, which make his designs a sophisticated choice for every occasion,” Sasha Sarokin, Buying Manager, net-a-porter.com.
Adam Lippes began his fashion career 20 years ago working for Polo at Ralph Lauren. However his reputation truly increased when he moved to Oscar De La Renta. There he was quickly promoted to Global Creative Director, becoming the youngest person in the fashion world to hold the title. There he worked closely with Oscar himself from 1996 to 2004.
From Oscar de la Renta he launched his own eponymous brand based on his quest to make “the perfect white t-shirt.” His first line, The Collection of Basics, launched at Saks in spring 2004 and was an instant success particularly when it was listed as one of Oprah’s Favourite Things. In September 2007, he had his first catwalk show at New York fashion week, fast securing his status as one to watch and take seriously.
When asked about his exclusive collaboration with the online shopping site, Adam said: “Net-a-porter.com is the world’s leading, innovative, luxury retailer. They have been the most incredible partner as we’ve grown. I am always so proud to see the collection impeccably presented on the website and am excited to work on special projects with the buying team.”
Adam Lippes exclusive capsule collection launches in May 2015, and will be available only on net-a-porter.com. Prices will start from approximately Dhs1,800