Adam Lippes doesn’t believe in heavily referenced collections. Owing to the time he spent honing his skills at the creative helm of Oscar de la Renta, the New York-based designer puts the focus on silhouette and structure with his eponymous label. Marrying classic American sportswear with an air of effortless polish, simple, straight-fitting gowns and dresses are a must in every well-edited wardrobe. And it’s the versatility and inimitable ease that makes them a savvy investment. Described as “refined, intellectual and understated”, the simplistic designs are anything but basic. Just switch loafers for heels for a party-ready look after hours.