Adam Lippes at Forty Five Ten

Houston social set turn out to meet and mingle with luxe sportswear designer

Houston social set meet and mingle with luxe sportswear designer

Adam Lippes, Courtney Sarofirm, Lisa Holthouse, Brian Bolke
Adam Lippes, Courtney Sarofim, Lisa Holthouse, Brian Bolke. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Sabrina Mercer, Sippi Khurana at Adam Lippes
Sabina Mercer, Sippi Khurana. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Christina McConn, Melissa Schinzter at Adam Lippes luncheon
Christina McConn, Melissa Schnitzer. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Brooke Davenport, Helen Norman at Adam Lippes luncheon
Brooke Davenport, Helen Norman. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Lisa Holthouse, Stephanie Cockrell, Alexandra Knight at Adam Lippes luncheon
Lisa Holthouse, Stephanie Cockrell, Alexandria Knight. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Adam Lippes, Laurie Morian at luncheon
Adam Lippes, Laurie Morian. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Elyse Lanier at Adam Lippes luncheon
Elyse Lanier. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Models in Adam Lippes designs
Models in Adam Lippes designs. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Aliya Stude at Adam Lippes luncheon
Aliya Stude. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Adam Lippes and models at luncheon
Adam Lippes poses with models in his designs. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Ceron, Missy Peck at Adam Lippes luncheon
Ceron, Missy Peck. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Elyse Lanier, Adam Lippes, Courtney Sarofim at Forty Five Ten Houston
Elyse Lanier, Adam Lippes, Courtney Sarofim. Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Adam Lippes, Courtney Sarofirm, Lisa Holthouse, Brian Bolke
Sabrina Mercer, Sippi Khurana at Adam Lippes
Christina McConn, Melissa Schinzter at Adam Lippes luncheon
Brooke Davenport, Helen Norman at Adam Lippes luncheon
Lisa Holthouse, Stephanie Cockrell, Alexandra Knight at Adam Lippes luncheon
Adam Lippes, Laurie Morian at luncheon
Elyse Lanier at Adam Lippes luncheon
Models in Adam Lippes designs
Aliya Stude at Adam Lippes luncheon
Adam Lippes and models at luncheon
Ceron, Missy Peck at Adam Lippes luncheon
Elyse Lanier, Adam Lippes, Courtney Sarofim at Forty Five Ten Houston

Adam Lippes recently jetted into Houston for a quick 24-hour trip to show his fall collection at Forty Five Ten and mingle with Houstonians at a luncheon hosted by Lisa Holthouse and Courtney Sarofim on the patio at nearby Toulouse Cafe and Bar in River Oaks District.

The chic crowd of 30 Houston socials, including Sabina Mercer, Sippi Khurana, Stephanie Cockrell, Melissa Schnitzer, Aliya Stude, Jennifer Segal, Ceron, Christina McConn, Elyse Lanier, Laurie Morian, Alexandra Knight, and Becca Cason Thrash, marveled over such Lippes' designs as a fuchsia chiffon and satin jumpsuit, matte leather sculpted dresses, a leopard printed wool trapeze hem dress and drop-shoulder Martindale coat, and jewel-embellished tuxedo-striped cropped evening trousers.

Lippes said the inspiration for the fall collection came from the Park Chan-wook film The Handmaiden, reflected in silk velvets, silk corduroys, and Fair Isle knits contrasted with Chantilly laces and silk satin crepes, and from a two-week trip to India.

"I fell in love with these featherweight handwoven cashmere blankets in Kashmir, and reinterpreted them into dresses and tasseled shawls," he recalled in an email. "I also had the pleasure of meeting a printer in Udaipur with this hand-painted micro-floral silk, and felt this material in a few different color ways would further complement the tailored and structured elements of the collection."

While in Houston, Lippes spent the afternoon with Forty Five Ten owner Brian Bolke, who flew in from Dallas, and that evening attending a soiree at the Thrash home featuring designer Naeem Khan.

"Houston's having a moment right now with new exciting stores and retail developments," Lippes said. "River Oaks District is one of these and I'm honored that my collection is available there, thanks to Forty Five Ten."

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