Where do the industry’s most avant-garde designers see our wardrobes going next? What feels genuinely ‘new’ in fashion? Actually, progressive style needn’t be daunting. From shirting-with-a-twist to leather harnesses, here’s how to work this season’s most directional ideas into your everyday wardrobe.
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Dark Romance // This season, bold crimson daisies are embroidered onto featherlight tulle, creating beautifully feminine pieces with a gothic edge.
Out-there Outerwear // An experimental winter coat is ideal for injecting an instant dose of avant-garde into your daily style, then what is the fashion vanguard spearheading this season? It’s all about deconstructing the traditional coat with raw edges and a spliced-and-diced aesthetic.
Song For The Mute Floral and Houndstooth-Pattern Woven Coat, Simone Rocha Smocked Cotton-Poplin Shirt, Y’s Shoulder Strap-Detail Wool-Twill Trousers, Alexander Wang Spencer Studded Leather Chelsea Boots
Harness the Power // A sleek leather torso piece will add some immediate oomph when worn over a crisp white shirt or a delicate lace dress.
The Shirt, Reworked // It’s the ultimate wardrobe stalwart, but this season’s crop of shirting is anything but basic. Like this Ann Demeulemeester shirt with a sharp, oversized collar at the front and back proves that unique, head-turning style can still be subtle.
The New Vanguard // Try something new from names you might not have heard of yet?
Rebel Yell // No mention of avant-garde design is complete without a nod to fashion’s favorite subculture: punk. The best bit? You can be as ‘out-there’ as your heart desires – pile on the prints and hues, or simply mix and match fabrics.