February 13th, 2016
„Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll were two British designers working in the early 20th century building and modernizing English estates. Their combined style of mixing the formal and informal both inside and out is extraordinary in that they didn’t destroy the beauty that was there. They simply moved it forward and did so in a way that even today remains very current.
What is more inspirational then something that really stands the test of time?
With this inspiration, we worked with the English interior artisans of de Gournay to re work their Eden and Wisteria designs. They appear in silk jacquards, a velvet burnout, hand screen-printed French terry, Chantilly laces and re-embroidered point d’esprit. Other fabrics include lamb suede and leathers, wool and satin back crepes, double face plaid in cotton and wool, metallic lames, shearling bonded Japanese denim, cashmere coatings and Canadian beaver. Pleating is throughout the collection, layered and often on bias. Yarns include double face merino, Irish marled wool and both fine and heavy gauge cashmere.
The silhouettes focus on the play of languid and structured and include soft cocoon coats with broad shoulder and lapels, oversized sweatshirts and jackets, asymmetrical, long wrap skirts, cropped paper bag pants and tailored blazers with cinched waists. The color story focuses on cream, white, navy, black, claret, loden, mint, and gold.
In our first foray into shoes, we partnered with the English brand and artisans Malone Souliers, to create classic styles in a modern way: knee-high boots reminiscent of stilettoes and pleated pumps in unexpected color mixes like bright yellow, teal, tan, and hot pink.“
In collaboration with Yelena Yemchuk, Adam Lippes has created moving vignettes to convey his new collection to capture models in motion.
„People are looking at the collection on phones and websites all over the world, they want to see it move, not only flat images. It’s something I’ve been wanting to experiment with and Yelena was completely game to do something new with me“ – Adam Lippes