What is Avant-Garde?

a·vant-garde (French pronunciation: [avɑ̃ɡaʁd]); from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard") is a French term used in English as a noun or adjective to refer to any creative group of people (or work) active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques, whose approach and ideas are markedly experimental or in advance of those generally accepted; particularly with respect to art, culture, business and politics etc. Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo.  
Meet the Avant-Garde Leadership team of co-creators; a growing community of experienced and passionate creatives, social innovators, entrepreneurs and futurists ready to collaborate with you to create the future now. Contact us, if you feel inspired to join this vanguard community of 'Cultural Creatives'.

Vesnathe Cultural Creative

CEO and founder of Avant-Garde Leadership and the Institute for Sustainability & Social Innovation. Vesna is always scanning the ever changing global environment for leading trends just emerging over the horizon.



Sophia Clewleythe Style Entrepreneur

Style Director and Salon Owner of the Source (an AVEDA concept salon) and the muse of the Source Remedies; the Source Wholeness Teas and distributor of the Young Living range. Sophia is the Queen of Exceptional Quality Client Service.


Janine Cahillthe Foresight Innovator

CEO of Future Journeys and Founder of the Live Futures 2020 Festival; the Innovation Lab Series; Foresight Simulations, Learning Journeys, Fish@6 etc.; Janine is always ahead of the game and we love co-creating with her.



Eminè Mehmetthe Sustainability Ambassador

Eminè is a Sustainability Ambassador, Writer, Speaker and Interior Designer. She holds the status of Green Star Accredited Professional, Fellow and President of the Design Institute of Australia NSW Council and National Advocate for The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. Eminè has appeared on TV programs such as “Bright Ideas” and “Home”; and has written articles in Grand Designs Australia Magazine, Luxury Home Design Magazine, as well as websites such as Interiors Addict, Business Chicks and Your Future Home; Eminè has been a guest speaker at Grand Designs Australia Live and the HIA Sydney Home Show.