Wearable and beautiful do not always go hand in hand but they worked together splendidly in Adam Lippes’ fall collection. It was full of luxurious classics: camel-hair blazer and trousers; the perfect long navy cashmere jacket, here detailed with brass buttons cascading at the cuff; crisp, long striped cotton shirts.

From there he moved into his own niche with oversize swingy cashmere sweaters and a fireman’s coat, his version for evening and shown over a lace dress.

Lippes said he was inspired by The Grateful Dead and its “iconic, all-American freedom; movement, fringe, tie-dye.” That’s certainly a stretch, but a few hints of the band did play out: long silk fringe on a white shirt and a chic gray flannel tunic, and a silk shirtdress done in graphic black-and-white tie-dye.

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