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Matthew Ames F/W 08.09 Look-Book
breaking everything down,the pieces are gorgeous.

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He's so good!

and I love the shoes.

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the one I've been waiting for, thanks for posting Scott...I like that he's exploring further into the cocoon, blanket silhouettes from Spring, but somehow I do miss his acrchitectural tailoring a bit, but this still looks amazing, esp look #4 he's exciting, wanna see more

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^my thoughts exactly. and i think in everything he's done thus far,he's really showcased an ambience of talent....almost as if he can do--and has really--almost anything. he has such great balance. first seasons he was doing the sort of naive,whimsical stuff(his first collection consisted of pieces made from a child's cartoon bed linens)...then most recently his emphasis on the more clean tailored/architectural side of his repetoire...now he's playing more with layering and vast volumes.


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i'd love to see this in motion ...

the feel reminds me of the old Kenzo Takada
sort of romantic nomad

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i'd love to see this in motion ...
Same :p

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l;ove the clothes...hate the shoes.

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bump...

There are some more gorgeous, gorgeous pictures of both Fall and Spring to be seen on Matthew's website.

I just noticed that the stylist/photographer team for the last two look books is Samuel Drira and Sybille Walter...same as the Lemaire looks I posted in the other thread. :p

Such beautiful styling. And the clothes!!!

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WoW...
Don't know how I missed this, but thanks for the bump, Laika!
This is amazing...
The styling is sooo good...
Rly fantastic, versatile pieces here..
Wouldn't mind owning a large % of it...
Thanks for the thread, Scott.!

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oh sh*t...!!!
thanks for bumping this laika....


this is a DREAM...
thanks for the pics scott!...

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The Illusionist

The bold view and sharp shapes of Brooklyn designer Matthew Ames. By
Jenny Feldman



In an era of meteoric, paparazzi-fueled fame, it's rare that a talented young designer manages to stay off the radar for more than a blip, particularly when his collection is selling at Bergdorf Goodman. But Matthew Ames, a reclusive Brooklyn-based designer who launched his namesake line quietly five seasons ago in Paris, has so far maintained a measure of anonymity despite early success.



Ames graduated from Chicago's prestigious Art Institute in 2003, and a year later he competed in France's Hyeres festival, a hotbed for the international design vanguard. While Ames' early work evinced a touch of whimsy and retro girlishness that felt right a few seasons ago, he has recently returned to clean forms, a spare palette, and a certain sober '30s-inflected modernity that seems to spring from the same intellectual fount as Marc Jacobs' Metropolis-influenced fall collection. "This season, I was inspired by the Bauhaus design principles of basic geometric shapes, and artists of the movement such as Josef Albers, Laszlo Moholy-Nago, and Vasily Kandinsky," says Ames. "I was interested in removing the unnecessary and returning to the initial principles of modern design."



With this restraint as his guiding principle for spring, Ames rigorously tailored skinny button-downs, crafted sleeves into broad circular shapes, and splashed optical harlequin patterns across little racer-back and ankle-grazing sheath dresses. Color, which appears only selectively, is bold and haunting. Ames sticks to mostly natural fabrics like linen and silk because he favors "the purity, and the contrast of them together."

For fall, Ames continues to explore his inquiry into shape and line "in relation to the body." The circle motif reappears on various pieces, including a monastic-looking cocoon coat, a cranberry-color mini-dress with exaggerated puff sleeves, and a pair of As Four-ish harem pants. The diamond print also resurfaces in richly layered shades of autumnal red and maroon. Sophisticated and avant-garde yet profoundly unfussy, Ames' collection would no doubt gain a stamp of approval from the design legends who have themselves made the greatest impression on the young designer: Rei Kawakubo and Martin Margiela. "Kawakubo and Margiela have not only challenged the way we think about clothes," says Ames reverently, "but they've changed the way we dress."



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holy f***ing crap!...



he's based in BROOKLYN!..
there's hope for NY yet!!!!...










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^but he's based in paris part-time as well...

and btw,softie,he was also(which they seemed leave out for some reason)an assistant to jurgi persoons. which i think explains his knack for precise cutting.

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Really good pictures... but those clothes would probably look really ugly on a regular girl ... i mean in the pictures the pants and all that look really good but in an "arty" way

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Agreeable with what you said. Every piece of his work is a pleasure to my eyes when it is broken down. However, it will not be when it is worn.

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