Jacquemus: Bigger Than You Think
Jacquemus Autumn/Winter 2016 | Source: Indigital
Over time, the brand has turned more towards avant-garde designs and playful deconstruction (the designer prefers the word "naivety"). The Autumn/Winter 2015 collection featured trousers with an implausibly wide waist, while one look in the...
Gillian Saunders takes top honours at 2016 World of Wearable Art Awards' Show, with Supernova'
Saunders also won the Avant-Garde section in this year's competition, judged by WOW founder Dame Suzie Moncrieff, Zambesi's Elisabeth Findlay, and sculptor Gregor Kregar.
Dame Suzie said, 'Supernova has the design innovation, the construction quality and vibrant stage presence in performance...
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Claudia Li Spring 2017 fashion design, indie clothing, style, beauty There was a yellow head-to-toe look which reminded me of monks I have seen in Thailand, but over-sized lapel and tonal draping made it an avant-garde trenchcoat. The orchid print romper with extra-large cuffed sleeves evoked kimono styling when paired with a contrast red knit top with long...
The Next Subject of the Met And just imagine the Met Gala red carpet, where avant-garde looks will finally make sense — or not.
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'Strife and Exultation': Willie Walters' Life in Education
"I think having run my own business" — Swanky Modes, an avant-garde fashion label based in Camden, which operated from 1972 to 1991 and was shot by Helmut Newton — "helped with that. There was always some problem and when you're young, new and weak, people know that and they just push. Yes,...
Op-Ed | Why Nascent Luxury Brands Need Middlemen From niche boutiques to the biggest department stores, these institutions already possesses a core customer base that sees some type of intrinsic value in the retailer — whether it is a sense of prestige, a tribal sense of belonging or an artistic cognisance of something innovative or...
Viktor & Rolf: "Mariage" There is certain to be some surprises along the way as the main collection was founded on avant garde DNA from its inception – It would be a huge surprise & massive departure if it didn't! In fact, the three pillars of the design philosophy at play behind the collection are: Unexpected...
*SALE HUNT* Atelier New YorkHousing the coolest avant-garde brands, Atelier New York is moving their digs this summer. What does this mean for us? Designer discounts! And a whole lotta it! Starting tomorrow, the West Chelsea multi-brand retailer will offer up to 70% off on hip "it" brands like Vetements, Balmain, Chloé,...
Colombia's Creative Boom Global Currents BoF
Dabbling in the avant-garde and anchored in Bogota's underground scene, A New Cross is probably not what the outside world expects from Colombian fashion. A minimalistic aesthetic influenced by punk and rock subcultures, theirs is a brand that has grown in popularity in Asia and in Europe,...
Maria Grazia Chiuri, A Woman At Dior When Christian Dior opened his haute couture maison in 1946, after the austerity of World War II, he brought back an ultra feminine look: not costumes, not modern shapes, and not revolutionary Japanese avant-garde. And, it's probably what Chiuri will be doing as well. Though we cannot predict...
DANSK Loves House of The Very Islands We're in love with their coats and their unreasonably complicated name, and their conceptual research-based practice feels like a nod to Vienna's avant-garde era of the Wiener Werkstätte. As Paris Fashion week opens, we catch up with the young visionary founders Karin Krapfenbauer and Markus...
How To Dress Your Groomsmen"
Before diving too deep into avant-garde options, remember that photos last forever. Trends, less so.
A wedding is, at heart, a big party to celebrate the signing of a contract. Your other half might not co-sign that viewpoint, but your dress code can. It's damn hard to dance in tails and...
The 5 Things To Buy In The SS16 Sales But resist anything too avant-garde.
A lightweight bomber works as summer's last layer, or slots under your overcoat in winter. "Bombers have been huge for several seasons now," says Down. "The MA1 style carries over to next season too. Military green or black will always be a good...
Celebs Continue to Cling to Their Favorite Styles from The Row, Céline, Versace and More I'd love to pick his brain about some of his more avant-garde looks.
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Here's Gigi Hadid, out and about with her Versace Mini Palazzo Empire Bag, which she has really been favoring lately. Her outfit amuses me greatly. What could possibly be more METAL than billowy white high-waisted...
Havana Hanging in the Balance It followed on the heels of a season of avant-garde Italian movies. And the Museo de la Revolucion was featuring an exhibition on Shakespeare. No surprise that the government would prefer Cuba 2.0 to be Swan Lake, not Starbucks. "The door is open if you have a nice, cultural, philanthropic...
And the winner is ... Wataru Tominaga Tominaga is characterised by his maximalist design ethos and wonderfully chaotic prints: drawing on early Japanese avant-garde, as well as his memories of placements at John Galliano and Margiela during his student years, his graduate collection has a scarecrow chic sensibility that we can't...
So Far So Goude With his unique analogue cut-and-paste photomanipulation (that has translated beautifully in the time of Photoshop), Goude has worked his way through the realms of advertising, graphic deisgn, fashion and art with a slight irreverent attitude to all of them: most famously, he provided the...
The Bauhaus Ballet Turns 100 In 1916, the notion of avant-garde was also in its infancy, thus the two came of age together. The ballet toured all during the 1920s, helping to spread the philosophy of the German art school — that is, extreme minimalism and functionality — throughout Europe and the world.
THEIA Spring 2017 Sci-Fi Bride fashion design, indie clothing, style, beauty The avant-garde looks and geeky references hit me where I live. I can't wait to see photos from the upcoming wedding and hope there are just as many sci-fi references there too.
Runway photos by Mariana Leung