Avant Garde Finds : Skirts and Pants ( Maison Margiela, Comme des Garçons, Barbara I Gongini, Gareth Pugh)
Avant Garde is defined as "ahead of the pack" in the context of the arts or
any other field by its own definition.
There are no defined rules or boundaries when it comes to being avant garde.
There are many examples of practical clothing, including jeans and double-sided zippers, but avant-garde clothing is more creative and frequently aims to push the boundaries of what we understand garments to be. Avant-garde clothing is more inspired by sculpture than utilitarianism—a wearable piece of art that employs the human body as a vessel, but does not intend to draw attention to the body itself. To avoid this, viewers focus instead on her outfit. Aside from being "concealing the body," avant-garde clothing are sometimes referred to as "changing the human silhouette."
Comme des Garçons' Spring/Summer 2012 womenswear collection—famously known as "Flat Collection—featured a variety of coats that defied what was deemed a "attractive" body shape.. However, avant-garde menswear incorporates sculptural art into its designs. You may find examples of this in the use of plastic toys by Comme des Garçons to embellish jackets and shoes.
Let's have a look at some of the most well-known and recognised avant garde designers' work.
Since my odd shoes are usually the star of the show, I usually wear black slacks.
Watch the rest of the video to see how each piece looks like. Hope you enjoy it!