Writer Kelsey Lawrence’s writes in Cools.com, that she would love to have Dapper Dan and Gucci’s new limited-edition tome, Dapper Dan’s Harlem on her incredibly elegant, heavy fruitwood coffee table. 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 →
Twenty-five years ago, Harlem’s Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day’s coveted designs featuring the logos of major European brands landed him in hot water with the fashion houses for appropriating their work. Continue Reading →
We love timelessness and originality that defines Harlem style, these smooth, supple Calfskin leather shoes do just that. They wonderfully designed versatile Italian-made derby shoes featuring subtle paneling and an understated toe. Continue Reading →
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 →
Each season, the New York creative platform-cum-retail space VFiles invites industry experts and influencers to guide the designers, makeup artists and stylists that come together each season to produce a group runway show at New York Fashion Week. 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.