The dark background and silver set it apart from the Avant-Garde Milicienne (the youth auxiliary) which had red background and the female and other auxiliaries which had a blue circle inside of the red.
The classical music composed there tends to have strong European influences, but there have also been several popular avant-garde composers who blend European influences with indigenous traditions.
In fact, Italian horologists have provided many important innovations to the wristwatch industry with over 200 years of precision movement construction and avant-garde stylistic contributions.
Inspiration for this type of décor comes from the art colonies of nineteenth century Europe where musicians, actors, artists, and writers converged into avant-garde communities.
Icelandic singer Bjork has always been known for being avant-garde and taking risks, but when she wore a dress shaped like a swan to the 2001 Oscars it just looked silly.