A Second Chance: Adam Lippes' Fall Collection

Posted Wednesday February 6, 2013 12:24 PM GMT

You can’t keep a good man down, and Adam Lippes is mounting a massive comeback after taking a year away from the fashion game.

Having reacquired his name from Kellwood Co, Lippes can’t wait for folks to feast their eyes on his Fall 2013 goodies.

Lippes gushed, “This is a progression, an evolution of that [earlier] line in a lot of ways, certainly in the style and aesthetic. This is certainly the first time I have done something totally on my own. I had two very different financial partners before: first Atelier [Management LLC], which was Richemont-funded, and then Kellwood.

“This is who I am as a designer. It’s true American designer sportswear. It’s important for me to create a wardrobe of staples for a woman with clothes that she can wear that don’t wear her. Words that come to mind are simplicity, elegance and ease.”

And while his line isn’t bargain priced ($400-$2500) by any means, he’s definitely put it all on the line in hopes of a triumphant victory over his past failures. “Through the big investors I had in my past life, I saved some money. We have a small team and everyone chipped in. It’s been a really good moment in my experience with fashion.”

Photo Credit: John Aquino

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