In May, Gucci elicited a wave of criticism after Harlem World Magazine reported that over a fur coat with puffy, logo-laden sleeves that unmistakably copied a jacket that the Harlem (see photo below) designer Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day had created for the Olympic runner Diane Dixon in 1989.Continue reading
Ozwald Boateng, the one-time wunderkind of London's Savile Row and the bespoke tailor to the stars, filled the historic Apollo Theater to its rafters in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.Continue reading
We don't know if you caught it this past Thursday night on the hit show The Four, with Megan Trainor, Diddy and DJ Khalid, but DJ Khalid was wrapped in this great Gucci / Dapper Dan jacket.Continue reading
Fashion designer Balenciaga was been appropriating fashion ideas from Harlem since the 1940;s. Today Fader reported that shortly after Gucci was accused of ripping off Dapper Dan's one of a kind piece ("it was an homage"), Swizz Beatz (Alicia Keys husband) took to Instagram to point out another uncanny similarity between a major design house's runway design and a classic street style.
Fashion is known for taking elements of different cultures and styles – especially those that come specifically from black culture.Continue reading
Feel like Harlem royalty as you strut along the streets with these elegant Gucci pumps! They feature a textured lambskin leather exterior in a metallic sheen for noticeable style, along with closed toes, flat tassels, golden metal logos for authenticity, and chunky high heels for an elevated silhouette.Continue reading