Adam Lippes’s Capsule Collection with The Outnet Is Perfect For All Your Pre-Wedding Party Looks

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May 182016
 
Adam Lippes Outnet Pre Wedding Party

Photo: Courtesy of The Outnet

Adam Lippes's popularity is rising season after season — his modern luxe spins on classic silhouettes have become a go-to for stylish jetsetters around the globe, as well as celebs including Gigi Hadid and Chrissy Teigen. Though his brand has been around for a decade, he caught our bridal eye less than a year ago as part of Net-A-Porter's Bridal Edit. And he is teaming up with the retail juggernaut yet again: this time creating a capsule collection for its sister site The Outnet.

For this assortment, Lippes has created twelve designs — ranging from sleek dresses to effortless trousers. We couldn't help but notice that so many of the pieces would create perfect bridal shower, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner looks, so we had to catch up with the designer! The custom-wedding gowns he creates for his clients, the legacy of Oscar de la Renta, and his upcoming Resort collection were all of the menu.

We would love to hear the backstory of how this collection came to fruition and what it was like working with The Outnet team.
Well we have been doing capsule collections with Net-A-Porter going back pretty close to the launch of our brand, as well as working with The Outnet on a few special projects. We thought it would be really fun to do some great Summer pieces, as we've had such a great partnership.

Adam Lippes Outnet Pre Wedding Party Sketch

Photo: Courtesy of The Outnet


Summer is a huge season for weddings and we couldn't help but notice that the pieces in the collection are perfect for pre-wedding parties! Did you have that in mind at all? And do you have any pre-wedding party style tips for brides-to-be?

I travel all over the world working with customers and you're so right: we do find a lot of brides-to-be who are buying designs from my collections for both the rehearsal dinner and the reception. They definitely love party dresses and they've been so much fun to do. We've also been creating a lot of custom wedding dresses — essentially taking numbers and remaking them in white or off-white. [Our customers are] truly expanding the idea of what it means to wear bridal. It doesn't have to be a wedding dress, made by a wedding dress designer, that was shown during bridal fashion week.

So does that mean a bridal collection is in your future?
We've actually been discussing this! We want to take our signatures and tweak them a bit each season in white and off-white for brides. We've been thinking about this a lot: not doing special wedding dresses but instead, our trademark silhouettes with brides in mind.

Adam Lippes Outnet Pre Wedding Party Portrait

Photo: Courtesy of The Outnet

Affordability is also a key tenet of The Outnet. Is that something you continue to focus on?
One reason I wanted to work with The Outnet is because they're able to offer designs like these to the consumer without sacrificing any of the quality, design, or service when it comes to how they sell it. They're not only able to do these integral things, but they're also able to open up a bit of a bigger world. The aspirational customer who wants designer wares because she's looking for high-quality and high-fashion can shop the site without compromising anything.

Your brand has been around for awhile now, which is a great feat for any designer. And before launching it, you spent a number of years at Oscar de la Renta. For fashion-loving women everywhere and especially for brides-to-be, the brand has this undeniable magic and fantasy. Though he has passed, his legacy continues on.What did you learn from ODLR when it comes to dressing women, making them feel good, and style?
I didn't go to design school — I studied psychology which actually ended up being perfect for what I do! I learned all I know about design from Oscar. He was never a man who chased trends or who was finding ways to be cool — he tried and succeeded at making beautifully-fitting clothes that a woman could put on and smile. He would often tell me, "What we do is not complicated, my job is to have a woman put on a dress and feel great." I hold those words close to my heart. Pretty is not a bad word. I always choose sensuality over sexiness. Things need to be perfectly fit and tailored. These are the lessons I take with me and I will never compromise on them. Oscar never compromised on those aspects and his brand still does not now that he's gone.

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What's next for your brand this year?
We are launching Resort next week: we style it next week and shoot it the week after. So that's my main focus right now. I'll then be traveling a lot for events and stores. Our first shoe collection then launches in July, so we're excited for that. Our business is divided between the US and international countries.

Adam Lippes's Summer Capsule Collection for The Outnet launches on May 19th.

Apr 292016
 
Kate Middleton wedding trends Spring 2015

Photo: Getty Images

You're not just seeing things: When it comes to wedding dresses, the Kate Middleton effect is still very much present. The now-iconic Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown that Middleton wore to marry Prince William on April 29, 2011 (their anniversary is right around the corner!) immediately sent shockwaves throughout the bridal industry. At the time, Dan Rentillo, fashion director for David's Bridal, told Brides that dresses in similar styles began rocketing off the racks. "Women have really responded to the coverage," he said. "They're asking for ladylike gowns with clean, simple lines."

Nearly three years later, the main style elements that Kate's wedding dress embodied—that is, dramatic trains, deep V-necks, long sleeves, and lace detailing—were among our favorite details during Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week. What gowns best exemplified Kate Middleton's delightfully ubiquitous hold on bridal fashion? Read on to find out!

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Photo: Gerardo Somoza & Luca Tombolini / Indigitalimages.com

Long, dramatic trains: Before Kate stepped out of the vintage car on her wedding day, trains were going out of style. Thought of as unwieldy and old-fashioned, many brides were opting for low-maintenance wedding dresses with short (or no) trains. Though Kate required several bridesmaids (and one Pippa) to wrangle her train, it made the case for bringing back the former wedding dress staple. Her gorgeous, cathedral-length train made a stunning statement as she walked down the Westminster Abbey aisle, giving guests a special stylish treat. This Lazarro wedding dress, from the designer's most recent collection, made a huge splash with its full train. Though it's not as long as Kate's, it has as much of an impact.

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Photo: Luca Tombolini / Indigitalimages.com

Deep V-necks: One wouldn't expect a future princess to wear a wedding dress with a plunging neckline, but somehow, Kate made it work. Like this gorgeous Lela Rose dress that we just spotted at the designer's latest fashion show, Kate's gown used lace to make the neckline feel ladylike. Kate absolutely popularized this style of neckline, and Lela Rose's dress proves that it's still an irresistible look.

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Gerardo Somoza / Indigitalimages.com

Long Sleeves: Thanks to Kate, long-sleeved wedding dresses have overthrown strapless gowns as the most popular style. And for good reason! They're conducive to beading and embellishment, offer warmth for cold-weather weddings, and are perfect for more conservative or religious brides. Kate, for example, needed a more covered-up look to become the Duchess of Cambridge. The gorgeous lace sleeves on her wedding dress were tasteful without being too stuffy. This Oscar de la Renta gown, fresh off the runways, is a sleek update on Kate's wedding-day style. It shows how long sleeves can balance a modern silhouette, a concept that would surely get Kate's approval.

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Photo: Rodin Banica / Indigitalimages.com

Lace Detailing: One of our favorite aspects of Kate's wedding look is how it incorporated ladylike lace throughout. It was on her veil, sleeves, bodice, and hem — so delicate yet regal. Reem Acra, a veritable queen of royally romantic wedding dresses, used lace in nearly all of her Spring 2017 wedding dresses. This gown caught our eye because the lacy detailing reminded us of Kate's wedding dress. It's meticulously embellished, and yet the overall effect is still one of subtle sophistication.

Apr 162014
 
Kate Middleton wedding trends Spring 2015

Photo: Getty Images

You're not just seeing things: When it comes to wedding dresses, the Kate Middleton effect is still very much present. The now-iconic Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown that Middleton wore to marry Prince William on April 29, 2011 (their anniversary is right around the corner!) immediately sent shockwaves throughout the bridal industry. At the time, Dan Rentillo, fashion director for David's Bridal, told Brides that dresses in similar styles began rocketing off the racks. "Women have really responded to the coverage," he said. "They're asking for ladylike gowns with clean, simple lines."

Nearly three years later, the main style elements that Kate's wedding dress embodied—that is, dramatic trains, deep V-necks, long sleeves, long veils, and lace detailing—were among our favorite details during Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week. What gowns best exemplified Kate Middleton's delightfully ubiquitous hold on bridal fashion? Read on to find out!

Kate Middleton Theia wedding dress Spring 2015

Photo: John Aquino

Long, dramatic trains: Before Kate stepped out of the vintage car on her wedding day, trains were going out of style. Thought of as unwieldy and old-fashioned, many brides were opting for low-maintenance wedding dresses with short (or no) trains. Though Kate required several bridesmaids (and one Pippa) to wrangle her train, it made the case for bringing back the former wedding dress staple. Her gorgeous, cathedral-length train made a stunning statement as she walked down the Westminster Abbey aisle, giving guests a special stylish treat. This Theia wedding dress, from the designer's most recent collection, has an eye-catching back and a full train. Though it's not as long as Kate's, it has as much of an impact.

Kate Middleton Monique Lhuillier wedding dress Spring 2015

Photo: John Aquino and Steve Eichner

Deep V-necks: One wouldn't expect a future princess to wear a wedding dress with a plunging neckline, but somehow, Kate made it work. Like this gorgeous, near lookalike Monique Lhuillier that we just spotted at the designer's latest fashion show, Kate's gown created the effect of a deep V-neck by combining a sweetheart bodice and sleeves. Kate absolutely popularized this style of neckline, and Lhuillier's dress proves that it's still an irresistible look.

Kate Middleton Oscar de la Renta wedding dress Spring 2015

Photo: John Aquino

Long Sleeves: Thanks to Kate, long-sleeved wedding dresses have overthrown strapless gowns as the most popular style. And for good reason! They're conducive to beading and embellishment, offer warmth for cold-weather weddings, and are perfect for more conservative or religious brides. Kate, for example, needed a more covered-up look to become the Duchess of Cambridge. The gorgeous lace sleeves on her wedding dress were tasteful without being too stuffy. This cocktail-length Oscar de la Renta, fresh off the runways, is a fun update on Kate's wedding-day style. It shows how long sleeves can balance a short hemline, a concept that would surely get Kate's approval.

Kate Middleton Naeem Khan wedding dress Spring 2015

Photo: John Aquino

Long Veils: For her royal wedding, Kate wore a stunning, lace-trimmed veil with a princess-worthy tiara. Swoon. Her veil was the perfect complement for her wedding dress, and since then, stylish veils have been back in a big way. Naeem Khan paired most of the wedding dresses in his Spring 2015 collection with gorgeous, cathedral-length veils, which only added to the dresses' drama. This gown is not only reminiscent of Kate's wedding dress, but the silk-bordered veil provides an extra wow factor the same way that hers did.

Kate Middleton Reem Acra wedding dress Spring 2015

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone

Lace Detailing: One of our favorite aspects of Kate's wedding look is how it incorporated ladylike lace throughout. It was on her veil, sleeves, bodice, and hem — so delicate yet regal. Reem Acra, a veritable queen of royally romantic wedding dresses, used lace in nearly all of her Spring 2015 wedding dresses. This gown caught our eye because the lacy detailing reminded us of Kate's wedding dress. It's meticulously embellished, and yet the overall effect is still one of subtle sophistication.

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Once again, Oscar de la Renta sent a stunning collection of wedding dresses down the runway at his Spring 2015 bridal show this morning. Classic silhouettes were updated with super-dramatic bustles, Chantilly lace embroidery, and intricate beaded detailing. But Oscar didn't only offer picture-perfect options for brides-to-be: There were plenty of adorable flower-girl looks and even a crazy-chic honeymoon outfit. Check out a few of the first looks below!

The bride searching for a classic, but short wedding dress will love the above-the-knee number pictured above. The traditional lace long sleeves are offset with a fun-and-flirty bubble skirt. (Bonus points for the silver metallic ankle-strap peep-toe heels!)

One of our favorite looks from the entire collection is this strapless silk gown featuring gorgeous ruching on the bodice and a dramatic, ruffled back. Whether you're hosting a city-chic affair or a traditional ballroom celebration, this timeless design would fit the dress code at any type of wedding.

The beautiful bustle on this creation guarantees a seriously statement-making walk down the aisle.

Polka-dotted tulle, organza ruffles, satin belts, and, of course, flower crowns, ensure the cutest flower-girl dresses ever.

Though not entirely practical, this white cotton eyelet bikini would make one cool honeymoon look.

Want to see more of the newest looks from Oscar de la Renta? Click here for the entire slideshow!

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Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish Are Married!

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Sep 022013
 
kate bosworth wedding photos

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Bosworth

We've been eagerly awaiting the wedding of Kate Bosworth and director Michael Polish ever since the actress tweeted a photo of her vintage-inspired engagement ring thanking fans for their "wonderful engagement wishes." The stylish pair exchanged "I dos" during a four-day Western-inspired wedding celebration held at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. The actress wore two wedding dresses designed by Oscar de la Renta, according to People.com. Bosworth donned an ivory radzimir-satin strapless Oscar de la Renta ball gown accented by an 8 ft.-long train for the wedding ceremony, then changed into a floral embroidered tulle dress for the reception.

We're no strangers to the beautiful wedding venue selected by Bosworth and Polish. Check out the gorgeous wedding photos we featured from Lauren and Brad's sophisticated ranch wedding which also took place at The Ranch at Rock Creek. The sprawling 10-acre mountain paradise provides sweeping view of the Montana skyline along with wildflowers as far as the eye can see. It's popular for the bride to make her grand entrance in a classic stagecoach, as seen below. We wonder if Kate did the same. Congrats to the happy couple!

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Photo: Lauren Brown Photography

Watch: Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2014 Runway Show

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Jun 052013
 
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 runway video

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Never one to skimp on romance or elegance, Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2014 collection did not disappoint. The loveliest lace glided down the runway and surprising pops of color felt fresh without letting the gowns lose their bridal beauty. Click here to watch Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2014 runway presentation and all of the collection's delicate details from the best seat in the house—yours!

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Oscar de la Renta’s Collaboration with Paperless Post—Get Your Wedding Invitations Straight Off the Runway!

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May 152013
 
Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post wedding invitation

eStationer Paperless Post has just unveiled a gorgeous collaboration with Oscar de la Renta. Inspired by runway looks and fabric samples from the atelier, this line of digital and fine printed stationery (engraved and letterpress options available) channels the designer's colorful collections and vibrant entertaining style. Send a digital bridal shower invite inspired by Mr. de la Renta's fuchsia and gold brocade gown, and follow it up a traditional wedding invitation adorned with the same hydrangea lace seen in his latest bridal collection. The collaboration includes over 30 original wedding invitation styles, and will expand into entertaining, children's and personal stationery later this year. Check out some of the stylish designer stationery, below!

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Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post wedding invitation

Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post wedding invitation

Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post wedding invitation

Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post wedding invitation

Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post wedding invitation

Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Browse Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2014 collection.

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Apr 222013
 
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses

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We were completely swept up in the romance that was Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2014 collection. With whimsical blue silk organza, voluminous ruffles, and romantic Chantilly lace, this season's collection was all about dreamy details and impeccable embellishments. Floral appliqués, sparkling beadwork, and barely-there ladylike gloves made a statement—a testament to the enduring elegance of de la Renta's work. Check out a few of the first looks below, and see the complete Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 collection here!

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