Matthew Earnest was planning a career in advertising until a fateful meeting with fashion luminaries Tom Ford, Todd Oldham and the late Stanley Marcus. Soon after, he set on a more fashionable course and transferred to Parsons School of Design. While in his senior year, E! Entertainment and Style network covered him on Fashion Insiders, which led to his first Fashion Week appearance.
Since then, his fresh designs for both men and women landed him coveted placement in Elle magazine. He is perhaps best known for lingerie-inspired separates and flirty dresses. His collection for "UPS Delivering Fashion's Future" is based on the idea of social uniformity. "The strict palette of navy, gray and ivory is used to illustrate this idea,” he said.
"I am interested in a formal take on American sports-wear through structure and disciplined use of color."
If he had the chance to update UPSs' uniform, he would create a breathable Oxford shirt for men and women. "The new shirt would be constructed as a standard cuffed, short-sleeved button-down with a polished button-down collar,” he said. "These minor additional details would provide a conservative, dressed-up Americana look, which is a take on the Matthew Earnest signature style."
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