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...

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...

Leonovich used a color palette of mostly mustard yellows, cornflower blues, and violets, in addition to dark and acid wash denims. The addition of brushstrokes, slits, slashes and holes in the fabrics added to the chaotic but somehow appealing effect, as did the models' feathered, mohawked,...

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...

October 3,2012 Elegance is the new avant-garde. I'm fed up with extravagant clothes, that are synonymous with tastelessness, and also with badly crafted garments. I find them passé, garments a second-rank actress would wear in one of those out-of-money, small-town theatres where the costumes...

Moscow born and Manhattan based designer, Katya Leonovich, said, "America, America, America," was the inspiration her Spring 2012 collection presented on September 11, 2011. Bringing together silk, leather and denim, Leonovich created a spectrum of women's and men's pieces that are both rough...

by Nikki Osei on February 14th, 2012 Couturier Katya Leonovich brought a Parisian aesthetic to New York Fashion Week with her FW12 collection. Expanding upon her "Beautiful Garbage" concept, her FW12 collection showcased scoop neck leather sheaths crossed with snakeskin, gathered watercolor...

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