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Adam Lippes Works from Home During New York Fashion Week

Working from home always sounds like a good idea, but as anyone who has ever done it knows, it doesn’t necessarily make anything easier. “It can be challenging, showing the collection this way,” Adam Lippes tells me as he takes a pause from directing his crew and looks around his West Village townhouse.

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Adam Lippes in his home about an hour before showtime, as models stand by.
All images by Michael Yuri Chard 

As we speak—about an hour before the first round of editors and buyers is set to arrive on Saturday—the space is filling up with models in the loose, luxurious silhouettes that make up his new collection. Outside, floral designers and installers build out an intricate explosion of blooms and branches in the window boxes, stairs and patios. While other designers rent sleek event spaces or historical halls, Adam presents his collections in his gorgeous living and dining rooms each season.

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Why do it this way? Why take on the challenge of rearranging your entire home, getting the neighbors to sign off on the all-day takeover? Why subject the beloved labradoodles to the rigors and quirks of fashion?

“Clothes do not live on the runway. Clothes live here. I design with this place in mind, with women’s lives and their homes in mind,” Adam told me.

CLICK IN TO ADAM’S HOME AND THIS GORGEOUS NEW COLLECTION

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Designer Adam Lippes Loves His Labradoodles and Vodka Cocktails in the Summertime

His first step into fashion was at Polo Ralph Lauren; his second was with Oscar de la Renta—where he spent almost seven years working directly with the legendary founder as the brand’s global creative director. So to say Adam Lippes is primed to be an important name in American luxury ready-to-wear is a bit of an understatement.

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Adam Lippes with Lola. All images via Adam Lippes.

Says Vogue.com’s Nicole Phelps in her review of his fall 2016 collection, “He makes luxe clothes that feel of the moment without succumbing to fickle trends.”

But how does a guy like that—richly experienced, expertly angled at a bright future—spend his summer? That’s what we wanted to know.

SO WE ASKED HIM! CLICK IN TO READ OUR INTERVIEW

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