Inspired by singer, actress and all-around style-setter Charlotte Gainsbourg’s character in random film French film “The City of Your Final Destination,” Adam Lippes promises a Spring of soft sheaths in pretty pastels and ivory, bedecked with beads, embroidery and other details. The heavy embellishments on linen, lace and eyelet makes for a fun mix of ethereal and structured. Our favorite pieces include a handsome work-or-fun copper linen blazer (center) and white fluffy dresses that evoke Easter mornings.
The influence of 1990s prom-dress formalwear Gunne Sax has emerged from whatever upscale prairie outside of San Francisco it was hiding in, alighting here to soften Tam’s commune-chic Spring designs. The soft neon patchwork hobo bags, left, reminded us of the first purse we stitched in second-grade sewing class, but the simpler styles — when paired with doily-like minidresses, center, and lacy patchwork jackets — give off a sophisticated and fresh boho feel. “Dances With Wolves”-ian feather and beaded details, right, nodded to another era. Overall, a collection for the wandering, girly spirit.
The early ’90s are back, according to celeb-friendly designer Charlotte Ronson. Pals like Michelle Trachtenberg and Nikki Hilton watched edgy silk and hoodie ensembles trudge down the catwalk to the strains of The Pixies and yes, even Lisa Loeb. The collection is (we hope) a tongue-in-cheek poke at a bygone era of tied-around-the-waist flannel. Models sported grey knit caps, ankle-length floral dresses, mixed-washed denim and thick, bunchy socks with clunky sandals. It seems lady-like punk is inching its way back into closets! Good news? Similar grunge pieces can be picked up at your local Goodwill.
Charlotte also designed a look (at right) inspired by (you guessed it) show sponsor Fiji Water. Which begs the question, which do you prefer? Water, or Charlotte Ronson’s take on the hoodie?
ADAM photos by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images
Vivienne Tam photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Charlotte Ronson photos by er Harrison and Amy Sussman/Getty Images