Among the strobe lights and thundering sound systems, a great rave is an immersive, visceral experience, provoking minds sonically and visually. A well of inspiration for generations of creatives, many designers have attempted to capture the hedonism and energy present in those abandoned warehouses and bring them to life through their designs. Rave culture from the 1980s and 1990s was one of the last major youth culture movements. As it migrated through Europe from the epicentres of Great Britain, Belgium and Germany, it brought experimental genres of electronic music across borders with it. As with punk for the generation before it, the subculture helped dictate not only what to listen to, but also how to dress. These collections reference the lineage of rave culture and reveal how it’s remained a major influence in fashion throughout the last two decades.

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