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....

Vogue Italia Avant-Garde September 2011 issue with Stella Tennant staring and styled weirdly, showing only 13 inches of her waist pays a tribute to Ethel Granger, a woman who has tightened herself into corsets and experimented with piercings and jewelry. Granger is in the Guinness Book of...

THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES: Keep Feeding the Machine The AVANT/GARDE DIARIES shine the spotlight on friends David Gensler of the KDU/SVSV and artist Kostas Seremetis. Both coming from different albeit creative backgrounds, the two engage in conversation about what it means to be progressive and...

So, while at my friends wedding last month, I came up with this Avant Garde Veil idea. Maybe its the Sci-fi geek in me over thinking creative future concepts, I don't know. But I had a "vision" nonetheless, what if a bride had a veil that was like a thin tulle bird cage as she walked down the...

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...

When we compare American fashion designers with the rest of the world, the notable differences are usually the same: It's more wearable, it's more colorful, and — unfortunately — it's never avant-garde. Not so with Creatures of the Wind, the nascent Chicago-based label whose previous...

– Their understanding of "avant-garde." For those uncertain of the concept, I would initially translate it as "out there" fashion. Meaning it's not meant to be practical and not necessarily meant to be wearable. It usually commands visual attention and evokes a heightened visual response....

THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES: TRANSMISSION LA – AV CLUB Curated by Mike D In the continuing coverage of TRANSMISSION LA – AV CLUB at LA's MOCA which was curated by Beastie Boy Mike D, the AVANT/GARDE DIARIES were on hand for the opening reception. Featuring people from all walks of life –...

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...

So each 'feature' in the magazine actually becomes an actual experience - you can witness what exactly avant-garde for that person means. So take a look. I'm thoroughly inspired by the innovative people featured. Like Helen Homan Wu (founder of multi-media production agency Opalnest),...

 

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