Matthew Ames Reinvents the Little Black Dress

By: Jacqueline Parrish - Published: Sep 16, 2009 • References: matthewames & wwd
There is the little black dress, and then there is the little, color block dress; the sought-after, wardrobe-staple dress that designer, Matthew Ames, is known for.

Ames’s goal, aside from creating color block creations, is concentrating on "organic architecture" and "the idea of purifying the form." He doesn't like to mess with the natural state of his fabrics, using the fewest amount of seams possible.

Effortlessly chic with clean lines and beautifully color block pieces, Mathew Ames’s line is quite possibly the best example of clutter-less, straightforward sophistication that spring 2010 New York Fashion Week has seen so far. Stats for Color Block Fashion Trending: Older & Mild
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