A new fashion exhibit opened its doors yesterday at London College of Fashion's Fashion Space Gallery
, curated by Tory Turk and jointly conceived with Saul Milton of Chase &
The exhibition marks the first instalment of RTRN II JUNGLE, a series of exhibitions and events documenting the styles and sounds of British rave culture in the nineties.
Super Sharp explores the appropriation of luxury Italian designer brands in the underground music scenes of Jungle and UK Garage. Versace, Moschino, Iceberg and D&G are examples of labels that ruled the dance floor in the nineties. Moschino, in particular, became synonymous with the look associated with that era. This exhibition draws from an extensive Moschino archive amassed by DJ and producer Saul Milton, which also forms the core of RTRN II JUNGLE.
The exhibition traces the emergence of the Jungle and UK Garage music scenes and the shift in club culture and style it initiated. The introduction of Jungle in the 90s inspired a new raving style
- integrating the colourful look of rave culture with urban combat gear and flashy designer labels. The title Super Sharp embodies the attitude to dressing that appeared with a changing music scene as well as drawing reference from the 1996 DJ Zinc track of the same title.
It's open now until 21st April. For more information visit www.fashionspacegallery.com