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. 

But this time, I'm wearing items from Martin Margiela, Comme des Garcons, Gareth Pugh, and Barbara I Gongini's archives that are filled with intellectual and art-inspired flair.

Watch the rest of the video to see how each piece looks like. Hope you enjoy it!


Current Obsession: Rick Owens Peak Shoulders

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Dear Friends,
I had a dream and I was in this dystopian world full of robots and androids and I was wearing a super glamazon hyper futuristic outfit and it stayed on my mind. Come sale season, I was able to find a sale piece of this Rick Owens Bodysuit. Why not? So this whole week, I wore my fave power shoulder pieces to pick up my drab spirit and my so-called mundane life. I hope you enjoy the vlog.

From Vetements to Balenciaga, to Saint Laurent to Balenciaga, big shoulders have been all the rage for a few seasons now. In fact, designers have been drawing influence from the 1980s, which is why psychedelic designs and stirrup trousers have appeared on the catwalks. Rick Owens' Fall 2020 to 2021 show, on the other hand, pushed things to a whole new level, with shoulders that even the most devoted Owens fan would be a little surprised by. These coats and jackets were designed with "monstrous" shoulders and long, elongated arms as a result of this high dosage of "drama" in the collection. It's true that the collection included a few splashes of colour, but the majority of the pieces were anchored in a neutral palette of greys and cashmeres. The '70s were also referenced in this collection, with a sequence of knits with linear motifs evocative of Kansai Yamamoto's designs for David Bowie.

Rick Owens Leather bodysuit Tecuatl S/S 2020
Rick Owens Tecuatl Sartotial Wool Vest
Rick Owens Babel pants

please watch the vlog to see my peak shoulder pieces ...Enjoy!