ADAM LIPPES | American Design

1adamlippes7x9highres_editedAdam Lippes (born December 24, 1972) is an American fashion designer who came to prominence at Oscar de la Renta and has had his own company since 2004.  Lippes was born in Buffalo, New York, one of three children of Gerald S. Lippes, a lawyer, and Sandra Lippes (née Franger, d. 2004), a nurse.  After the Nichols School in Buffalo he studied Psychology at Cornell, graduating in 1994, and art history and architecture at the American University in Paris.

 

Lippes began his fashion career at PoloRalph Lauren in 1995, before moving to Oscar de la Renta, where he was quickly promoted to Global Creative Director. From 1996 to 2003, he worked closely with Oscar de la Renta throughout the company, including design, marketing and new business development.

In 2004, Lippes launched his own collection of cotton basics under the label adampluseve. He was joined by Electra Toub, who helped develop the company originally called ADAM + EVE, and the company evolved from cotton basics into wider collections, known as ADAM.

Lippes was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2007, and staged his first formal runway show New York Fashion Week 2007, making the cover of Women’s Wear Daily. Vanity Fair put him on its “Next Establishment” list in October 2007. ADAM opened its own shops in New York City, Buffalo, and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvaniaand worked with Mango with collections sold around the world.

In August 2010, ADAM was acquired by Kellwood Company. After the parting of Kellwood’s CEO Michael Kramer, Lippes bought back his label in 2012.

Lippes was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2007, and staged his first formal runway show New York Fashion Week 2007,  making the cover of Women’s Wear Daily. Vanity Fair put him on its “Next Establishment” list in October 2007. ADAM opened its own shops in New York City, Buffalo, and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvaniaand worked with Mango with collections sold around the world.

In August 2010, ADAM was acquired by Kellwood Company.  After the parting of Kellwood’s CEO Michael Kramer, Lippes bought back his label in 2012.

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Lippes is active in fundraising for the Sandra F. Lippes Foundation at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and has been a co-chair at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

He lives in New York City and the Berkshires.

Adam Lippes is a luxury lifestyle brand inspired by Adam’s personal aesthetic for refined, intellectual and understated design. The collection’s relaxed elegance, anchored in fine fabrics and impeccable tailoring, exudes a distinctly American heritage with a global appeal. The brand is committed to “quality above all else” and support

the finest fabric manufacturers, craftsmen and ateliers world-wide.

Adam Lippes resort collection lookbook (Pre-Spring 2015) photo shoot

Adam Lippes resort collection lookbook (Pre-Spring 2015) photo shoot

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