My Favorite Avant Garde Moments And Designers

Art is a funny thing — the same painting might be heralded as a chef-d’oeuvre by one critic, and torn apart by another. Avant Garde, the French phrase meaning a group of people at the forefront of new developments, is a type of modern art that takes any traditional rules of what is and isn’t art and throws them out the window. Avant Garde artists move through the art world like they live in the near-future instead of the frozen moment of the present with the rest of us.

“Though a thick line exists between ready-to-wear and the avant-garde, a few designers have opted to leave their clothing with the mark of something a bit more extraordinary.”
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Backstage at Inbal Dror, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra and Marchesa

It’s that time of year again! Another wonderful bridal fashion week just wrapped, which means we get to revel in the latest wedding dress trends to emerge from the runways. And from a vibrant Spanish-inspired aesthetic to more romantic 3D floral appliqués and fully sheer silhouettes, this seasons wasn’t short of interesting new designs for brides-to-be to covet.

“Whether it was frilly capelets on a Spanish-inspired number at Oscar de la Renta or an asymmetrical tiered skirt at Monique Lhuillier, creating dimension, volume, and optical illusions with dress shapes was key to the Fall 2016 designs”
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