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Avant Gardist Inc takes part in Smithsonian’s Futures Initiative and helps set an all-time participation record

Seattle, WA (May 27, 2022) Avant Gardist Inc, a fashion e-commerce platform that focuses on emerging global fashion participated in the latest Futures Initiative from the Smithsonian Museum to celebrate its 175th anniversary. Instead of looking to the past, Smithsonian transformed the Arts + Industries building into a glimpse of the future of humanity.

To celebrate the Futures exhibit, Avant Gardist Inc was invited to participate on May 12 in the Into the Future of Fashion panel discussion and runway show. The event was a resounding success and it was Smithsonian’s most attended Thursday evening event-to-date with over 2,700 in-person participants.

Avant Gardist invited its designers, Vincent Li, Phenotypsetter and Yasuyuki Ishii, three innovative fashion designers who are known for their rule breaking and non-conformist designs to showcase the types of clothing we may wear in the future.

“Our platform was created to illuminate unique, one-of-a-kind fashion. It’s not about today’s trends,” noted Avant Gardist CEO, Michelle Tsau. “It’s about highlighting designers who are ahead of their time and are willing to take risks by weaving creativity, sustainability and technology into their designs. We were honored to be invited to participate in this event and we welcome ongoing dialogues on the future of fashion.”

The Event was produced by Roquois in collaboration with the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Hosts and panelists included Dashaun Wesley host and Master of Ceremony of HBO Max’s show Legendary, celebrity stylist and judge/co-signer of HBO Max’s The Hype Marni Senofonte, menswear designer Andrew Nowell, co-executive producer of HBO Max’s Legendary, Jack Mizrahi, and Michelle Tsau of Avant Gardist. A recording of the successful panel discussion and runway show is available here

About Avant Gardist Inc.

Avant Gardist Inc is an e-commerce fashion platform that brings emerging fashion from around the world. Avant Gardist is a future-forward company that is actively bringing creativity, sustainability and technology into fashion. It was founded on the belief that fashion has the unique power to break norms and unlock our individuality.

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