By Shannon Hallenbeck
Following a particularly lovely lunch of grilled skirt steak on toasted bianca bread at the trendy Bryant Park Grill, I braved the cold and rounded the corner of Bryant Park to check in for the ADAM show by Adam Lippes. While waiting in line to enter the promenade, I chatted with Robert, a fashion photographer for H&M and Christian Dior, who was attending the show to support his friend who had worked to style a number of the runway looks. “I always look at the model’s shoes,” he told me. “The wrong shoes can ruin an outfit.”
Upon entering the promenade, Robert and I were ushered to adjoining seats overlooking the entryway to the runway. As the show started, models in bright red, black, and embellished tops came down the runway, with chunky snoods draped around necks and shoulders. The thick scarves were wrapped among a number of the model’s necks, and created a funnel effect to their otherwise tailored forms. The ADAM-inspired woman will be able to replicate a number of these looks through the classic method of layering tailored pieces.
The palette of greys, cream, black and red suit most most women, and the beautifully cut skirts and dresses will flatter most any figure, which we love and the knits and flannels will drape really well on straight and curvy figures alike.
All in all, this was a chic and wearable collection that though the temperature outside is still sub-zero, makes me already look forward to fall – and I loved the shoes!