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Adam's Sophisticated Lady is All About Hips and Nips

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There's this episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia that follows Rickety Cricket—former priest turned drug-addled hobo—as he hits bottom: Cocaine addiction and musical theater composition. His declaration, the key to his music: "It's all about the hips and nips!"

Adam Lippes, the man behind Adam, agrees. His spring/summer '12 womenswear collection—it walked yesterday at Lincoln Center—was indeed a celebration of hips and nips. The first look: A totally sheer blouse, and low-slung, hip-hugging satin trousers—wide-legged and grazing the floor. Nips and hips proliferated—but we don't mean to cheapen any of it. It was easy and sophisticated; a really elegant, summery distillation of a whole slew of trends and ideas.

There were noisy macro-florals followed by a series of sweet polka dots on slouchy, chest-baring sundresses and crisp separates followed by the everyone-else-is-doing-it-so-why-can't-we bird print. There were white-on-white and chambrayed and denim and conductor's striped separates—tunics, wide-legged denim trousers, crisp little jackets and lots of sweet patch pockets. And finally, a series of evening looks—a gorgeous beaded cocktail dress, sheer sheaths studded at regular intervals with jeweled little who-sits, a sexy suit over a barely there spangled top.

Adam has grown up—the collection is just a bit older; the fits a little more gracious. A nice juxtaposition to the show's fantastic soundtrack—spliced cockney britpop-punkiness by Baxter Dury (download "Isabel" right now) and the Skint & Demoralised.
· Adam [Official Site]
· All Fashion Week Coverage [Racked]