Aro Archive of East London is launching a month-long fashion photography exhibition for its re-opening that will last throughout August.
Enlisting artists Hendrik Schneider, Takahito Sasaki, and Amy Gwatkin over the course of a year, Aro developed a fashion photography series that reflects on destruction, evolution, and transformation, as well as using the artists’ works to create images that reflect on the sustainability of clothes and what they mean to the individual owner.
A process that “suspend[s] the moment in time so the piece can live on in a way,” says Aro Archive’s head of special projects, Joseph Delaney, on Sasaki’s image that captures garments that were at the end of their life cycle and are now shown mid-destruction (featured image above).
Be sure to check out the photo exhibition which will take over the entire double-fronted store in Broadway Market, London, and will be showcased alongside a small selection of hand-picked archival pieces starting from August 1. Prints from the exhibition will also be available to purchase in a charitable sale in September.