Matthew Ames Fall 2009 Runway Show
Matthew Ames, recipient of an Ecco Domani Award this year, staged his New York runway debut at Fashionhaus earlier this week. Ames took the intimate group of attendees--Paper’s Kim Hastreiter and Elle's Kate Lanphear were in attendance--through an innovative range of kimono jumpsuits, oversized slouchy coats, and harem trousers in naturals colors while the show was set to an ambient spoken-word soundtrack by Laurie Anderson, the wife of Lou Reed. This Brooklyn based designer started his career many seasons ago in Paris and is now the pride and joy of the young New York fashion scene. Click on the link above to see our snapshots from the show.