Around the World: Aro Archive opens in Shoreditch & CELINE launches a Banks Violette art project

Around the World: Aro Archive opens in Shoreditch & CELINE launches a Banks Violette art project

by Ollie Cox
8 min

From Dukes Cupboard teaming up with Champion in London to Boiler Room providing the vibes in Goa, there’s a lot going on in the world. Perfumer H is opening a flagship store, it’s your last chance to view a Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in Japan, and Berghain has announced its 19th birthday line-up. If this is a bit of you, keep reading to find out what’s going on around the world. 

CELINE announces new art project by Banks Violette 
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CELINE has presented a new body of work from artist Banks Violette, which will be shown worldwide over the holiday season. The works are built in a stop-motion fashion, from the stable to the broken, the glamorous to the dissolute. CELINE’s creative director, Hedi Slimane, chose to work with the artist following his role as both a documentarian and participant in Violette’s work. The CELINE Art Project will be available to view in the following spaces: 

London / New Bond Street

Paris / Avenue Montagne

Paris / Rue Duphot

Milan / Via Montenapoleone  

Los Angeles / Rodeo Drive 

New York / Madison Avenue

Tokyo / Ginza  6

Tokyo / Ometesando 

Beijing / China World

Shanghai / P66

Chengdu / Taikoo Li 

Hong Kong / Landmark

Singapore / Marina Bay

Dubai / Dubai Mall

Aro Archive opens a new Shoreditch Store 
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Last week, archive fashion emporium Aro Archive threw open its doors to London’s fashion crowd at its new French Place location in Shoreditch. The new space replaces its much-loved Broadway Market store, allowing the brand to expand its operations. The Victorian Warehouse means five stories of fashion-y goodness, including collections of directional Japanese, Belgian, French and British pre-owned designer clothing. Now, with more space for its stylish wares, Aro has expanded its offering to include pre-owned furniture, objects, artworks, books and more. If this has piqued your interest, you know what to do. 

Champion steps into the archives with Dukes Cupboard 
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Sportswear brand Champion has tapped vintage streetwear experts Dukes Cupboard for their expert curation of a selection of vintage Champion pieces, which will be available in Champion’s Brewer Street store. Embracing the Circular fashion, Milo and Ned, founders of Dukes Cupboard, have channelled their own design expertise into the collaboration. A limited-edition range of reverse weave sweatshirts and T-shirts, with designs by Graffiti legend Panik, who will also be contributing his artistic skills to the Champion window on Berwick Street. The partnership will kick off with an opening event on Thursday, December 7 at the Champion Brewer Street store. 

Boiler Room is heading to Goa
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Everyone’s favourite party-thrower, Boiler Room, is heading back to the Indian city of Goa for a 3-day takeover following the success of last year’s series. Expect solid line-ups, banging locations and unmatched vibes. You can pre-register for tickets on Dice, ahead of the event, which will take place on December 28, 29, 30. If you’re in Goa over the holiday period, grab your tickets now. 

Berghain announces its 19th birthday line-up
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Every man and his dog know about Berghain, neither every man nor his dog has got in. With a door policy as storied as its sound system, Berghain’s reputation precedes itself in the club community and beyond. Now it is celebrating its 19th Birthday with a 36-hour extravaganza starting at midnight on Saturday, December 9, across Berghain, Panorama Bar, Halle and Saüle. Line-up highlights include Marcel Dettmann and abs8lute, Stacy Hotwaxx and Marcellus Pittman. Head over to Resident Advisor to get clued up on the action. Good luck getting past Sven, though. 

Perfumer H is opening a new store in Mayfair 
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Perfumer H knows a thing or two about luxury fragrances, with British perfume maker Lyn Harris at the helm. Now, it is opening a new store on Mayfair’s Clifford Street, decked out with a selection of smelly bits from candles to fragrances. Making use of an on-brand dark, muted colour scheme, the brand’s newest retail location serves as the perfect scented escape from the London streets outside. If you’re in need of a scented re-up, head to 15a Clifford Street now. The store is open from 10:30 to 18:30 Monday-Saturday and 12:00 to 17:00 on Sunday. 

THE BOX is throwing a Billionaire Boys Club and ICECREAM sample sale 
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THE BOX is hosting a sample sale with a load of Billionaire Boys Club and ICECREAM pieces, giving fans that chance to get their hands on some of the cult-loved streetwear pieces crates by Pharrell and Japanese designer Nigo. Expect a variety of clothing and accessories, including hoodies, T-shirts, and outerwear, all emblazoned with the iconic logos associated with the brands. Head here to grab your tickets. The event will run according to the following schedule: 

Thursday 7th December: 11am – 8pm

Friday 8th December: 11am – 7pm

Saturday 9th December: 11am – 6pm

Sunday 10th December: 12pm – 5pm

Take in some YSL goodness in Tokyo 

With the exhibition closing on December 7, now is your last chance to catch “Yves Saint Laurent, Across The Style,” an insightful exhibition dedicated to the life and work of acclaimed French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Held in collaboration with Museé Yves Saint Laurent Paris, the exhibition will see 110 pieces of the designer’s most influential work. Housed in the National Art Center (NACT), this is not one to miss. Head to the event’s website to get more information and tickets. 

Rihanna and Puma are celebrating the launch of the Creeper in London 

Following the news of Rihanna and Puma’s Creeper Phatty, the shoe is getting an XL launch in the UK capital. Rihanna shared her thoughts on the collaboration: “We took our OG Creeper and made it bigger and badder, ” said Rihanna. “When designing the Creeper Phatty we wanted to reinvent the OG Creeper that was loved by so many. It’s a classic silhouette that has been missed, so its return had to be bigger.” 

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