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Avant-garde

 

Be inspired by the Avant-garde Section in the 2020 World of WearableArt Awards. On this page you’ll find a set of resources we have put together to inspire and provide a jumping-off point for your 2020 entry. 

 

WOW rewards the curious, the courageous and those who are passionate enough to stand in the face of self-doubt and embrace creativity no matter the cost.

– Dame Suzie Moncrieff, WOW Founder

 

 

 

Put your unique touch on avant-garde design in the 2020 World of WearableArt Awards. Take the Section theme, and push it further! Explore the limits of your imagination, tell a story through your design and create something that challenges the conventional. Focus on originality, authenticity and artistry when developing your garment, and consider your construction and choice of materials.

Bring us the extraordinary.

Find out more about what the judges are looking for in a World of WearableArt garment here: What are the judges looking for?

– Heather Palmer, Competition Director

 

 

 

Previous entries:

We see incredible avant-garde garments each year in the World of WearableArt Awards. Be inspired by the creations below but remember the judges are looking for a garment that will surprise them and demonstrates design from a fresh perspective that they haven’t seen before.

 

Echoplex – Goddess of Reverb
Alecto
Mollusca

Natalie Hutton
Australia

 

2018 Avant-garde Section
Winner

Maria Tsopanaki &
Dimitri Mavinis
United Kingdom

2016 Avant-garde Section
Third

 

R. R. Pascoe
Australia

 

2017 Avant-garde Section
Finalist

 

The Messenger
Tangka
Cosmos

Dawn Mostow & Lana Crooks
United States

 

2017 Red Section
Third

Qiongwen Zhang
London College of Fashion
United Kingdom

2018 Avant-garde Section
Third

Rinaldy Yunardi
Indonesia

 

2017 Avant-garde Section
Winner

 

Feeling inspired? What’s your next step?