Adam Lippes said he believes in a “multiseasons” approach to his resort collection, which he prefers to call pre-spring. So along with the requisite cotton, silk and denim, he included brushed cashmere for long robelike coats and a light-as-a-feather faux fur for a chubby wrap.

Both Lippes’ silhouettes and prints were inspired by artistic musings, specifically the work of French artist Willy Daro, whose organically shaped lamps and tables were reflected in fluid long coats; full, high-waisted pants, and floaty chambray tops.

While Lippes’ first allegiance is to sportswear, he stressed that evening is becoming more important to his line. His long and stark dresses were elegant, yet still had a sporty appeal.