Mar
2
2009
By
The Staff
of Valet.
 
Adam for Mango

Most designer capsule collections have been strictly for the ladies. But Mango, which in the past has partnered with Milla Jovovich and Penélope Cruz, got a two-for-one deal by signing Adam Lippes. When execs at the Spanish retailer called the designer and gave him free reign to put his signature all-American ease into a collection for both guys and girls, he hopped on the first plane to Barcelona. Lippes says he appreciated that the store wasn't interested in trendy knock-offs, but genuine and simple pieces—the kind of tailored basics the designer's become known for since launching his namesake line five years ago. The 20-piece men's collection is a well-edited mix of crisp cotton shorts and suits, sailor stripes and summer-weight T-shirts. And if you like this, stay tuned—the collaboration will continue into next fall.

$30 to $320,
at Mango.

  • From 1996 to 2003, Lippes was the creative director for Oscar de la Renta.
 

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