I know we think stuff coming down the runway is avant garde but watch this clip from 1939s The Women... Galliano, Lacroix and Margiela have nothing on these designs.
I'm particularly fond of the picnic dresses... and all the accessories! Clear acrylic hats, graphic feather hats, and the white swimming costume at 1:28! Unbelievable.
Look at the wrap at 00:58, reminds me of this Comme des Garcons shirt. Nothing's really new. I should be watching more of the past to see the future.