05 January 2011


Avant-garde (French pronunciation: [avɑ̃ɡaʁd]) means "advance guard" or "vanguard". The adjective form is used in English, to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. The notion of the existence of the avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark of modernism, as distinct from postmodernism. Many artists have aligned themselves with the avant-garde movement and still continue to do so, tracing a history from Dada through the Situationists to postmodern artists such as the Language poets around 1981.
And, what once was considered Avant-garde and maybe way too far off from our reality, it is now considered pure art, things we would happily hang on our walls.

And after all which better way to show an art piece then wearing it?!But the real question is: how do YOU feel about Avant-garde fashion?Clothes that probably no one is ever going to wear no matter how far into the future we try to imagine ourselves in. Yet there is something terribly attractive in this kind of style and no matter what we think, if we look hard enough we might find a glimpse of what could be our future.

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