“I have been traveling a lot, doing trunk shows, interacting with my customer, ” said Adam Lippes at his resort preview. “So I have all this information.”

 

Judging from the looks on the racks, he definitely got some valuable feedback. Everything looked great, making a strong statement while being completely wearable — a tough balancing act, but Lippes made it all seem effortless. He spoke about being inspired by home decor, turning a chintz print into a lovely fit-and-flare dress and even a shoe. But it was his fresh take on lace and knitwear that really brought freshness to the lineup: the former, via a neon pink wispy dress with a slip; the latter with a striped flared skirt and short-sleeve sweater combo.

 

Lippes also pointed out that for him, resort is a seasonless collection: “My customer is always [off] somewhere, she’s going places, traveling” — so he offered some sensible outerwear for her. Case in point: a cozy, gray-hooded poncho that “you can live in.”