Style Defined: Avant Garde

This look at was styled by Cassie.

There are a couple things to think about when you creating an avant-garde look.

1) Don’t be afraid. Anything goes!

2) Pay attention to texture.

Mixing textures is an easy way to take a simple look into the land of adventurous fashion. We love the fun proportions in this outfit, with an ultra suede gaucho pant from Equestrian Designs, Ronen Chen’s wool cape and crocodile flats. Cassie threw on a chunky necklace from Dominique Denaive to add different texture and a touch of color and shine. Herringbone gloves take this look to a wintry place, just perfect for this transitional time of year.

Avant Garde Defined: Avant garde means being at the leading edge or vanguard and is applied to the most advanced, progressive and experimental fashions of the moment and prevents the industry from stagnating. Avant garde fashions that are exhibited on the catwalk are often toned down to create more wearable garments that can be sold in retail stores. Avant-garde clothes will catch the eye and make you stand out in the crowd.

– Emma, Dovecote Stylist

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