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 →
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 →
The new couture fashion spread Now Trending in the August 2015 Fall Fashion issue of W Magazine is a deconstruction of Harlem iconic gear that set the standard in the 1970’s. Continue Reading →
Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o was this years hands down winner of the best Harlem style look at the film premiere of “La Tete Haute (Standing Tall),” at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival 2015.