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...

But, in the interests of giving readers sneak peeks as soon as possible, here are some which we feel deserve a mention. 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...

THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES presents pt. 2 of its latest video looking at Mark Landis — a curious master forger who also masquerades as a priestly philanthropist. 58-year-old Landis, an American painter who is estimated to have successfully donated more than a hundred forged art pieces to museums...

PARIS, FRANCE – Florence Henri was a multi-faceted artist, who was first known for her paintings before making a name for herself as a major figure in avant-garde photography between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1940s. The Jeu de Paume is presenting a vast panorama of...

PARIS, FRANCE – Florence Henri (New York 1893 – Compiègne (France) 1982) was a multi-faceted artist, who was first known for her paintings before making a name for herself as a major figure in avant-garde photography between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1940s. The Jeu de...

– 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....

Who Are You Wearing? posted by Tara Worsham on January 17th, 2011 Share Who are you wearing? Award shows like the Golden Globes, can be known as the longest runway shows with as many different designers as possible. At this years Golden Globe awards, which premiered live Sunday night, there...

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...

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...

 

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