Avant Garde

Anyone else a fan of Project Runway? My favorite challenges, other than the unconventional material ones, are the avant garde challenges. It's often the case than many of the designers don't quite understand the concept of avant garde and so fail to live up to the judges hopes and standards. So what is avant garde?

Simply put it is something new, original, experimental, or unseen before. It doesn't necessarily mean crazy or bizarre, although it certainly can be. Instead it is an opportunity for artists, like designers, to try to create something brand new. Nothing is off limits. Think Lady Gaga or Alexander McQueen.

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