Adam Lippes has been changing the way we think of modern sportswear since his days at Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta, where he was one of the youngest creative directors in the brand’s storied history. Now with his namesake line, he is dressing some of New York’s most fashionable. With an unhurried elegance and understated design, his pieces can be worn to a gala just as easily as the office, the core of his brand ethos is confidence and commitment to craftsmanship. Lippes creates a unique aesthetic seen throughout every aspect of his life and collection. His inspirations and passions include art, architecture, interiors, antiques, textiles, gardens, travel, philanthropy, and dogs making him the perfect candidate to take a peek into a day in his life in the city.
To me, NYC is a nighttime city so I wake up at about eight in the cloud bed of the four seasons downtown. I am lucky to live there.
I arrive at our studio and showroom in Tribeca. The days are always filled with fittings, fabric appointments, meetings, and surprises.
Lunch is almost always with my team. We have recently been going to the Tin Building at the South Street Seaport. It’s a super food market with a bunch of restaurants and food stalls by Jean George. Fun and delicious. Some days we head uptown to museums for lunch — the MET, MOMA, Guggenheim, NEUE Galerie, the Frick — you name it. NYC is full of discovery. On other days I will walk to 10th street to visit the antique shops and stop for lunch at Il Cantinori.
I always think only bad decisions are made at night, so by six, I’m back home at the Four Seasons Downtown and heading to the gym and pool for a bit of exercise.
I almost always go out for dinner when I’m in the city at one of my standbys downtown — Pastis, Balthazaar, BondSt, Indochine, and le CouCou or uptown — Polo bar, Majorelle, and Casa Cruz. But NYC is filled with great restaurants everywhere — so once in a while, I explore a new one!
After dinner, I might have a drink at The Nines and then back home for a perfect sleep.