Burro take part in 1989-2014 A Street Style Journey 5th-7th Dec at The Londonewcastle Space in Redchurch St. Curated by youth archivist Tory Turk to celebrate 25-years of British streetwear brand Boxfresh.
The show documents styles and trends in youth and streetwear from 1989 until now and examines the organic nature of how wearers evolve a look from a mixture of sources and cultural influences.
Burro designers Olaf and Su Parker were also the original designers of Boxfresh, starting the brand with Roger Wade and Ben Joseph in 1989, initially customising American sportswear imported from the US. Su and Olaf left Boxfresh in 1994 to develop Burro.
Burro are showing pieces from our archive dating from around the time we split with Boxfresh in the early nineties the time of "acid jazz".......
“The term “Acid Jazz” first appeared sometime in the very late 80’s, coined by DJ Chris Bangs as a tongue in cheek play on “Acid House” which was the dominant club music at the time. The scene was a development of London's “Rare Groove” warehouse party scene from the mid 80’s adding hip hop, house, electronica, disco & Brazilian to the rare 60s and 70s funk, jazz and soul tunes. Our outfit reflects this mixture of styles and eras. People were wearing vintage stuff from the 60s and 70s (Gabicci cardigans, Farrah, Gucci Loafers, old Levi Sta-Prest etc.) with new pieces from shops like Duffer of St George, Mau Mau, Burro, Hyper Hyper, and Bond, mixing styles, genres and cultural references. What we now know as “the high street” had no input, influence or impact on men’s fashion at the time.”