Get a few talented artistic people together, models and wha-la, our own Avant-Garde Hobo Chic photo shoot. Everyone had a blast and we ended up with some awesome shots. See for yourself.
Here is the line-up of talent
Photographers - Brian Kolin, Cheryl Debono
Wardrobe Stylist - Maggie Michaelangelo - by the way, all outfits were purchased at resale shops or goodwill. How about that? Save some money and look crazy amazing at the same time :)
Makeup artist - Dresden Buras
Hair - Colin Lively
Models - Megan O, Ronnie, Megan B., and Aaliyah
Flower headpieces - Cheryl Debono
The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore guard") are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to fashion, art, lifestyle or culture.
Avant-garde fashion is a concept that describes the cutting-edge, innovative and extravagant flow in fashion. It does not fit the generally accepted standard.
Nowadays pure style can rarely be found. It has become fashionable to mix styles. And it is much more interesting because it gives space for creativity. In the same time, not all styles can be mixed. For example, the drama goes well with sports, romance with feminine, a sport with the feminine. On the contrary, it is very difficult to combine classic with other styles.
The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo. Many fashion designers have aligned themselves with the avant-garde movement to create a buzz around their name, brand, or designs. When clothing is designed in an unusual manner (possibly outlandish manner), it typically garners more attention from celebrities and the press.
Avante-Garde is a style defined through a strong personality. The style can be sophisticated, intriguing, and striking. Fashion designed in this manner can also be considered to be mysterious as well as intimidating for typical consumers. Avante Garde fashion is typically very modern but can take on aspects of vintage as well. Because this style of clothing is often produced with unusual shapes and sometimes unusual fabrications, it often takes on the appearance of being more of a costume than clothes to be worn on a normal day.
Thus, the expression patterns are achieved not by color, but by lines, shapes, cutting. The avant-garde style is using all-new fabrics, mesh, paper, and cardboard. In fashion and style, this style is designed for bright and creative people who want to stand out from the crowd.
A few fashion designers and brands that can be considered to be avant-guard include Yohji Yamamoto, Thierry Mugler, Gareth Pugh, Paco Rabanne, Comme des Garçons, Viktor & Rolf, Marques'Almeida, Jacquemus, Vivienne Westwood, and Thomas Tait.
Love to hear your thoughts! Would you dare to wear one of these outfits? We could definitely set you up :)