Avant Garde Collection

Avant Garde Collection

When it comes to clothing, there are two main functions that define clothing: utility and decoration. More often than not, these two aspects play off each other to create an interesting balance between form and function; however it is possible for one to outweigh the other (and thus shift the balance) which leads people to consider fashion as more of a utility than an art form. In contrast, when designers break up those elements into pieces that either decorate or modify - they make something difficult seem effortless - which can be seen in this collection.

Utilitarian and decorative functions dominate the building process. The purely functional element in many cases has become ornamental and thus becomes merely decorative. This is seen in examples like pants, coats, dresses, etc., where both societal norms and predetermined designs come into play.

This means when we break down these elements in an item—for example a coat—and design them so they serve only to adorn or change rather than serve their actual purpose (i.e., shielding us from cold weather), that can be looked at as deconstructive. And this is what this collection was inspired by; disrupting expectations that cover everything mundane and ordinary—like dressing for wintertime—through thoughtful processes including cutting up fabrics which were once thoughtlessly put together; turning utility fashion on its head without sacrificing protection against inclement weather.

 

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