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Avant Garde Winner is announced

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This past Saturday was the Avant Garde 2011 finale runway show at The Green Expo at the CTICC.Our 13 DAF students had their upcycled garments paraded to an enormous crowd, at lunch time at the expo.

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Avant Garde: Vote

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Daniel Bradley Forest Fire Instead of looking toward the flowers of the Cape floral kingdom for inspiration I leant toward something slightly different. As we are upcycling clothes to construct our new garments through deconstruction I asked myself what symbolizes rebirth in the Cape floral kingdo

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Avant Garde

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Avant Garde, is a collaborative competition between liveeco, SA´s expert in eco chic living and the first online eco publication in SA truly devoted to eco-friendly and ethical fashion, beauty and lifestyle and one of Cape Town´s top fashion design schools, Design Academy of Fashion (DAF).The idea b

Avant Garde Update: Less than a month to go

Avant Garde Update: Less than a month to go

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Here is an update from our Avant Garde DAF students. With just over 3 weeks to go until the judges convene, the pressure is on!Glad to see all the shirts coming in handy in the first pic.Good luck designers, we can´t wait to see the complete garments xx(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElemen

Avant Garde design update

Avant Garde design update

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Check out how the DAF second years are doing so far with Avant Garde. The theme we gave them to work with is “The Cape Floral Kingdom” and they are free to interpret this in any way they like. I´m loving Callen´s reference to the invasion of alien vegetation.These are the preliminary designs present

Let the games begin

Let the games begin

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This morning marked the beginning of Avant Garde for the 2nd year DAF students. We arrived at 10am with about 30 black bags filled with old clothing for the guys and girls to rummage through. After a brief explanation introduction to the competition it was game on… We dumped all the clothing on th

A runway show to turn Heidi Klum "green" with envy

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Avant Garde, is a collaborative competition between liveeco, SA´s expert in eco chic living and the first online eco publication in SA truly devoted to eco-friendly and ethical fashion, beauty and lifestyle and one of Cape Town´s top fashion design schools, Design Academy of Fashion (DAF).The idea b