Folks! The fashion weeks started last week. Or, well, they officially started. With the pandemic still affecting day-to-day life, the fashion weeks are a bit all over the place – or at least the presentation of the new collections. Many designers are skipping “their week” and have already released or will release their upcoming collections, regardless of which city’s week it is. That’s why it’s a bit difficult to write about the fashion weeks traditionally, as it’s a bit all over the place. Anyway, I’ll try and write about one designer per week! First out is Adam Lippes Fall 2021!
Adam Lippes Fall 2021
Adam Lippes Fall 2021 is a rather wearable, uncomplicated, collection with lots of gems and trendy pieces. It has quite the mix of 1970s and 1980s elements, but with contemporary twists of the 21st century. The collection is mainly about black, white and red – but with some clothes of pastels! Stripes and florals are dominating, and the oversized bow is a major detail. The pants are done extra long, whilst the skirts and dresses are mainly done as midi.
Thoughts On the Collection
For most part, the collection is well-done and highly likeable with a lot of modern and universal pieces. I would say there’s some sort of coherency, but there are some looks that are way too of; which is unfortunate as the aestheticism of the collection has a lot of potential and it would’ve been fun to see more of that. For instance, this layered look with the checked blazer and the midi dress reflects a fun mix of the 1970s and the 1940s. Why not elaborate on that infusion, rather than creating a dress like this? That we’ve already seen millions of times? I’m being harsh indeed, as there’s nothing wrong with the dress, but I’d love to see more of that sporty, glam, playful retro vibe.
The playful retro vibe I’m talking about is also present in this maxi dress. The ruffled hemline adds some energy to the dress, which is true for this skirt as well. I love the retro sport vibe in this knitted vest and how well-styled the look is with the bow dress. The choice of shoes is also superb as it embraces a more casual, androgen, style. I love the layering in this look, with the pleated skirt being beautifully framed with the layered sweater. This matching sweater and skirt combination is another gem. I love how the minimalist shoes balances the heavy style of the set.
As for the looks I didn’t enjoy quite as much, we have this red 1980s Chanel vibe. Not too sure that this style of pants is going for the trendy route. Same is true for these white pants. And speaking of that look, I can’t think of a more boring way of styling a beige trench coat than with those white pants. I’d love to see a statement bow under that trench or a something that would make it less “secret agent” and more “fashion”. Furthermore, I like the ambition of this look more, although the styling feels a bit outdated here as well. I do enjoy the color combination of this yellow and purple. However, I’d skip the brown belt and the white shoes and go for different shades of purple instead. Like a purple belt and matching shoes? As you can tell though, my main concern with this collection is the styling. Although I must say that the level is inconsistent, cause some looks are genius (like the ones I mentioned above) and others feels uninspiring and outdated. But as always though, these thoughts are highly subjective!
Folks! What are your thoughts on Adam Lippes Fall 2021? Let’s chat in the comments below! Xx