Avant Garde wedding dresses are exotic and unique
Avant garde wedding gowns are for the bride who is daring and wants to break away from traditional wedding wear. They suit the purpose of a bride who wants her dress and special day to be remembered by all her guests; the slightly cheeky bride who wants to make a big fashion statement and shock traditionalists who will not expect her to abandon conservative dressing on a day which will go down in her life as one of its key defining moments. Avant garde fashion by definition is a philosophy which pushes the boundaries of what is socially accepted as being “normal”, and is fast becoming the fashion genre of choice for brides who want their philosophies to reflect in their wedding dresses.
There is no limit to the inspiration which results in a unique avant garde wedding gown; designer Tara Latour Lindemeier was inspired by an island which she visited regularly as a child, and chose to reflect her love for it by creating a wedding dress collection based on it. One of her most popular avant garde wedding gowns is called “The Kelsey”, and is constructed out of Silk Faille with hand ripped silk satin faced organza and ripped silk gazar with hand painted treatment. The dress has a belt and is navy blue in color; not traditional elements to your average white wedding gown. Accessories for this outfit could include an oversized veil or extended train.
Non-traditional avant garde wedding dresses seek inspiration from multiple sources; there is no limit to what can inspire designers to create unique, one of a kind pieces which need very little styling and accessorizing, and are the center of attention. From a map of the USA, to Rembrandt, to surreal art culture, almost every design has been used to create unique and sometimes bizarre wedding gowns. These gowns allow a bride to express her inner confidence and personal philosophy through her wedding dress, and let guests and family know that she is not afraid of making a loud statement.
As mentioned, styling is usually not considered high priority when it comes to avant garde wedding dresses, considering that they make a loud statement by themselves. However, considering that the objective of the dress to go over-the-top with its design elements, there is room for further styling, should one wish to incorporate a hat, pair of gloves, or a corsage to infuse a somewhat traditional element into this very untraditional look.
Designers, who have made a name for themselves in the field of creating avant garde wedding dresses, include Monique Lhuillier Rocky Gathercole Atelier, Terry Fox, and design houses such as Blushless. Cost effective means by which one could channel their own style of avant garde wedding gowns, is by using do-it-yourself methods such as attaching or painting design elements on a traditional dress, and by adding to the drama by wearing brightly colored veils, textured lace shrugs, unusually structured shoes and statement jewellery.
The avant garde wedding dress is all about channelling confidence and a love for fashion, and is meant for the bride who enjoys making a statement and having fun on her big day.
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