10 women that inspire adam selman

One of The Big Apple’s favorite designers lists his fiercest female inspirations.

by Lynette Nylander
05 October 2016, 3:25pm

Adam Selman is a busy man. Previously a costume designer for Rihanna, Adam presented his first collection in 2013 and hasn't stopped charging forward. When the 34-year-old is not designing his eponymous label (worn by the likes of Zendaya, Solange, Gigi Hadid and Lorde), he's accepting nominations for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion fund and collaborating with his friends at Le Specs.

The Texas born, NY-based designer has teamed up with the Australian brand for another installment of the sexy sunglasses inspired by "some of my most memorable eyewear moments in film. The allure of Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger meets the mischievousness of Sue Lyon in Lolita." The collaboration, which Adam tell us came about "very naturally and organically through friends," has resulted in sunnies that Adam says, "have pizzazz and attitude" and pack a sexy punch. We asked him Adam to reel off ten of the women who forever inspire him and his work, from Amandla Stenberg to Amy Sedaris. 

Gigi Hadid in The Last Lolita sunglasses

Margot Robbie
"I heard her first job was as an artist. A 'sandwich artist' at Subway. Now that's impressive!"

Elle Fanning
"I just think she is so cool!"

Natasha Lyonne
"Natasha is wildly talented and her body of work is amazing. Pee-wee's Playhouse and Slums of Beverly Hills? That's a resume I am jealous of!"

Amandla Stenberg
"She is the future!"

Jane Fonda
"Klute. Klute. Klute. Klute. Klute."

Dree Hemingway
"Her mother and her aunt literally changed my idea of beauty, and she is a vision herself."

Jennifer Lawrence
"Doesn't everyone just want to be friends with Jennifer Lawrence? I do…"

Zoe Kravitz
"She's everything."

Pam Grier
"Just Google Pam Grier red jumpsuit."

Lola Kirke
"Lola embodies effortless cool."

Amy Sedaris
"No one can make me laugh like Amy, and that's the most important thing in life!"


Text Lynette Nylander

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