We’ve all seen them – those sometime bizarre outfits that come strutting down the runway and beg the question, “Who would ever wear that?” Some fashion doesn’t serve to function, but rather is a piece of art. It can be as much an inspiration for contemporary style as it is a commentary on society. So journey with us as we discover and embrace avant-garde fashion! You might be surprised how your favorite trends can be derived from the most eccentric of designs!
By definition, avant-garde fashion is experimental and innovative in nature – it is art for the sake of art. It has influences in every major fashion movement – from the earliest semblances of haute couture in France, to the art deco movement in the mid 1900s, to the ready-to-wear designs we love today!
Designers like Emmanuel Ungaro, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Vivienne Westwood have put modern avant-garde fashion on the map, and now it can be seen in the collections of even the most classic fashion houses like Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent. Besides, who doesn’t love the avant-garde challenge on every season of Project Runway?! We say, don’t disregard avant-garde … just think of it as your ever-so-stylish trump card!