Okay so you might remember I previously covered the high top sneaks by designer Hussein Chalayan for Puma and he's now added to this 'Urban Mobility' collection, again with a real interesting and innovative take on footwear design. It includes a number of different designs, the most eye...

These babies are from the Avante Garde designer shows ... prepare to drool! 1. Talk about serious heels. These are by Ruthie Davis and are called "The Spike/ Dark Gaga" shoe bootie embellished with Swarovski crystals and spike studs. It has five inch heel on a 1.5 inch platform. 2....

Good news, fashion fans – Hussein-just-call-me-Chalayan is launching a diffusion line, Grey Label, that will act to deliver a dollop of his signature designs at a more affordable price point. It's an interesting choice of name, considering his experimental, avant garde designs, but it'll...

Conchita Pérez: avant-garde Conchita Pérez, based in London, has worked for Alexander McQueen, Boudicca and Hardy Amies. She has since set up on her own label, based in a boutique off Broadway Market in East London. Her third collection, Invisible Warriors, continues her hallmark of...

Chalayan is a famously cerebral designer in much less commercial a manner than Miuccia Prada. However, this collection for fall/winter 2011 caught me quite off guard and I'm so glad it did. This showing is somewhat of a return to the basics for Chalayan. So often his over-the-top avant-garde...

Crystal Renn the best known high fashion 'plus size model' for the Dutch magazine Avant Garde's November 2010 issue . The editorial was shot by Phillip Riches with gorgeous photos of the new york skyline from major heights. There has been talk lately on whether or not she is still large enough...

Charlotte Olympia VS Olympia Le Tan It is a tale of the two Olympias on the over the top handbag scene this spring, as both Charlotte Olympia and Olympia Le-Tan compete for the title of the most avant garde handbag designer making a statement with their wild creations. While Charlotte is...

Next up: Hussein Chalayan, who appeared as a well-dressed server (bowtie and all) and proceeded to hand out bubbly to the models as they made the runway rounds. Chalayan is a true artiste and like any avant garde performance–this one included a live Belgian choir, two people wrapped head to...

Christian Dior once said the perfume a woman wears speaks volumes about her personality, but when its creators are among the founding fathers of modern avant-garde fashion, the findings of this sniff test will prove harder to pin down. Airborne, the olfactory lovechild between Hussein Chalayan...

There are few designers as avant-experimental as Hussein Chalayan. That, combined with the fact that he enjoys an enormous cult following, likely made the decision to hire him as Vionnet's Demi-Couture designer — announced today — a fairly easy one. The concept of the elite line, now in its...

 

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