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Avant-Garde Fashion Resources

Here is a list of articles, links and videos we recommend about avant-garde, unconventional, deconstructed and conceptual fashion, labels and designers:
(This page will be updated regularly)


What is Avant-Garde Fashion by Marc Richardson at Grailed

Avant-Garde Fashion: A Modern Definition at Barbara I Gongini

Collecting Avant-Garde Fashion, An Interview with Octavius La Rosa at Ssense

How Japanese Fashion Designers Changed Fashion at Nippaku

Miyake, Kawakubo and Yamamoto: Japanese Fashion in The Twentieth Century at The MET

The Avant-Garde Approach: Rei Kawakubo Tackles Business Like Her Designs at Fashion Magazine

Avant-Garde Fashion: Complications of Identification at Artleove

The Avant-Garde Designers Who Haunt and Hypnotize Us at Fashion United

A Look into the world of Avant-Garde fashion and it’s roots at Augustman

A Timeline of the Japanese Design Avant-Garde at Ssense

Rick Owens: What to Know About the Designer & Brand at Grailed

Guidi Picture Book and Brand Introduction at Fascinate

The Darkest Color: A Tribute to Black at Eiigensinnig

Devoa brand philosophy and interview with Daisuke Nishida at Fascinate

Perpetual Revolution: The Paradox of Yohji Yamamoto at Another

Yohji Yamamoto Interview at The Talks

Rick Owens Interview at The Talks

Iris Van Herpen Interview at The Talks

Paving Your Own Path: An Interview with Kié Einzelgänger at Archive.pdf

A Study of Miyake, Kawakubo and Yamamoto at Archive.pdf

Interview with Leon Emanuel Blanck at Metal Magazine

The History of Carol Christian Poell at Grailed

Carol Christian Poell bio at Archived

Meeting the Tribe at Dazed

Rick Owens Wants to Be the Iggy Pop of Fashion by Tim Blanks at Another

Rick Owens’ Brutalist Ethos Remains Relevant 18 Years After His Runway Debut at Digital Future

Rick Owens The American in Paris at CFDA

Julius bio at Archived

Yohji Yamamoto bio at Archived

Rick Owens bio at Archived

Issey Miyake – A Lifelong Journey Of Mastery at Sabukaru

Issey Miyake, Fashion Designer with Art-World following at Art News

In Memoriam: Issey Miyake (1938-2022) at Wallpaper*

“The Power of Clothing” According to Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo at Vogue

How Irving Penn and Issey Miyake Redefined the Fashion Photograph at Aperture



Fashion Deconstruction Facebook Group

Yohji Yamamoto Archives at Arcived

Fascinate Japan Article & Interview List

Rick Owens Fashion Show Archives: MenWomen

Rick Owens Interview List

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