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 →
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 →