Aro Archive is more than just a hub for handpicked designer rarities, it’s a physical anthology of all things fashionable. Fun, drama, glamour, horror, Aro Archive has it all, and now it’s turning its attention to its vast collection of rave-centric designs via a movie, titled Do you know why you are here? !.
Written and directed by Joseph Delaney – Aro Archive’s Special Projects Manager – the film depicts the intersection of rave culture and the scene’s taste for dance-enhancing fashion, examining the ups and downs of club culture while serving up looks that are both historic and frenzied. ravey.
Those who frequent London’s underground club scene will recognize a few familiar faces; Chadd Curry, otherwise known as Dahc Dermur Vlll, Ashley O’Brien, Frankie Wade, Ursula Holliday and many more are all making their big screen debuts.
Throughout the film, you’ll see Aro Archive’s rave clothing making its presence known, with styles from Dexter Wong and Daniel Poole taking center stage. Wong is known for his futuristic menswear ensembles and is renowned for dressing much of the 90s crowd who sought hedonistic nights out, while Poole – known for creating dance music clothing brand DP – s catered to the Acid House industry, creating rave-ready clothing. for those looking for sweaty nights in Soho, London.
Aro Archives Do you know why you are here? ! will be shown at the iconic Rio Cinema in Dalston, east London on November 25 at midnight. Go to the reservation page to reserve your place for free.
In case you missed it, find out what happened when Hypebeast went behind the scenes at the Aro Archive warehouse.