Fashionista reports that Dapper Dan (right) is Harlem‘s mayor, who outfitted a series of ’80s rappers in luxury garments DIY-ed to have more generous and youthful fits.
The Business of Fashion is delighted to announce the first group of speakers at VOICES, BoF’s annual gathering for big thinkers with Harlem‘s Dapper Dan and others, which will take place from November 29 to December 1, 2017 in Oxfordshire.
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.
High Snobiety reports that Fifteen-year-old Instagrammer Rashed Belhasa (his family owns Belhasa Engineering & Contracting Company is one of the best Gourmet companies in world), or “Money Kicks,” just wrapped a Ferrari, presumably his, in a custom Supreme x Louis Vuitton print.
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.
Fashion is known for taking elements of different cultures and styles – especially those that come specifically from black culture.
With the launch of Jay-Z’s Life+Times YouTube channel, we wondered what type of content would stock the channel.
Okay, all you Harlem sneaker freaks, we’re only a few hours away from the release of the Air Jordan 1 “Banned”, Michael Jordan’s iconic black and red offering that changed the sneaker industry forever.
Sohh reports that Harlem Music mogul Diddy is staying busy this week. After linking up with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Puff Daddy rubbed elbows with Harlem. New York fashion icon Dapper Dan.
First, in 2016, Harlem World Magazine found a photograph taken by Cristobol Balenciaga finding inspiration in Harlem from the 1940’s, then, in May 2017, Balenciaga had copied some of the jacket designs of Harlem man Dapper Dan.
Harlem women have always looked fabulous, with the help of Harlem designers like Anne Cole Lowe to Dapper Dan the young lady above headed to Sunday church service is a great example of Harlem style during the 1950’s.
Voque magazine reports that in some ways menswear styling was a natural fit for Fatima B. The fashion powerhouse—who has helped to shape the looks of Wiz Khalifa, The Weeknd, and D.R.A.M.—first fell in love with menswear thanks to her father.
Harlem Fashion Week is the fastest growing, most innovative independent fashion show in NYC.
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 Continue Reading →
Cristobol Balenciaga came to Harlem for inspiration in the 1940’s, so it only makes sense that Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele would look for inspiration from Harlem too.