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The End of the Avant-Garde?

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The End of the Avant-Garde?

By Zulfiqar Mannan

Fashion is transcendent. Ever since the ‘90s, we have witnessed it turn the human imagination into variations of stunning Armadillo heels and impractical gowns and headwear. Fashion has thus not been simple since the idea of individuality first hit the stores on the Champs-Elysees and crossed oceans to thrift shops in gritty Brooklyn. In 2016, we saw an unheard of rebellion: designers, stylists and fashionistas alike had all grown tired of the extravagance and the gimmicks. What was next, then? With the recent acclaim for designer Brandon Maxwell and the revamping of lines from Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, and Nicopanda, one can understand: the world of style  now seeks a comfortable reversion to the basics, but  not to forget what it learned from the avant-garde. See for yourself in these stand-out ensembles from recent fashion weeks:

Brandon Maxwell Source: Vogue

Brandon Maxwell

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Alexander McQueen (We’re loving that mock-gaudy top with those ripped jeans; who knew McQueen could get even better?) Source: Vogue

Alexander McQueen (We’re loving that mock-gaudy top with those ripped jeans; who knew McQueen could get even better?)

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Nicopanda (There’s barely a new or unfamiliar element of clothing here and yet there is a presence of the bizarre. That’s weird-normal done right.) Source: Shopify

Nicopanda (There’s barely a new or unfamiliar element of clothing here and yet there is a presence of the bizarre. That’s weird-normal done right.)

Source: Shopify

Ralph Lauren Source: Sinclairstoryline.com

Ralph Lauren

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Dries Van Noten Source: cdn.fashionmagazine.com

Dries Van Noten

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