Fashion Style

What is avant-basic? Brands like Lisa Says Gah popularize funky patterns

Have you started to notice the same funky patterns all over Instagram and TikTok? Bright colors and bold fabrics have been featured all over the place so often, they’re hardly unique anymore.

Back in December, writer Emma Hope Allwood sagely named this style “avant-basic.”

“It’s algorithm fashion…. quirkiness in the age of mechanical reproduction… vintage without the effort… if summer from 500 days of summer was an insta gal with a mullet,” she said.

“Avant,” of course, comes from the term “avant-garde,” which denotes unusual or experimental ideas, like the funky patterns rampant within this trend cycle. Basic means seemingly the opposite — it’s something unoriginal or mainstream. Pairing these words together in one term describes an unorthodox style that’s been adopted by so many people, it’s no longer radical.

“Avant-garde patterns are paired with not-so-avant-garde styling. The clothes are different, but so many people wear them, and

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Get a little taste of Fashion Week Houston-style when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Houston Community College join forces to present Fashion Fusion VI: Antiquities to Modern Art on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Presented virtually this year, the annual collaboration sees student-designers from HCC’s Fashion Design program challenged to create looks inspired by the museum’s collection. During the program, viewers will also get behind-the-scenes peeks into the designers’ studios and

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<p>Holly’s turned to cult fashion brand Rixo for today’s ensemble</p> (The Independent)

Holly’s turned to cult fashion brand Rixo for today’s ensemble

(The Independent)

Whether you’re personally smitten by her style or not, there’s no denying that Holly Willoughby’s This Morning outfits have become as much of a talking point as any of the stories featured on the show itself – and today is no exception.

Following last week’s selection of dreamy high street #hwstyle picks, where we saw the presenter opt for a stripey pencil skirt from Zara and a colourful mini dress from La Redoute, today Holly has opted for another spring-inspired ensemble, albeit from a brand that’s slightly more expensive.

With warmer weather on the horizon, Holly’s outfit is a nod to the brighter days to come as she has gone for a fun, floral midi dress from cult fashion brand Rixo.

Since launching in 2015, Rixo has fast become the destination for those in search of a

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I Froze My Eggs After Getting Diagnosed With Endometriosis In my 20s

Welcome to Refinery29’s Fertility Diaries, where people chronicle their joyous, painful, and sometimes complicated paths to parenthood. Have your own Fertility Diary to share? Contact us, here. History: At 25, I was a young, single woman who wasn’t actively trying to conceive. Then I got an earth-shattering diagnosis that meant I had to start thinking about preserving my fertility and freezing my eggs, STAT. This is my fertility journey. Age: 30Location: New York, NYOccupation: Senior manager in technologyHousehold income: $110,000 (£80,000) February 2016Endometriosis diagnosis Every single month, I’m in excruciating pain for the first three days of my period. It’s gotten worse each year since I got my first period at 14 years old. Now, at 25, I can’t take it anymore. About a month ago, my cramps were so bad that I was on

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