Dapper Dan’s relationship with Gucci has completed a whole 180.
It was about three a long time in the past when Dapper Dan—actual title Daniel Day—started making a reputation for himself in Harlem, the place he hawked one-of-a-kind designs that featured bootleg logos of standard luxurious labels, together with the storied Italian vogue home. Gucci finally sued Dan for profiting off its trademarked branding, solely to re-appropriate his designs greater than 20 years later.
Shortly after the style home was known as out for biting Dapper Dan’s creations, Gucci introduced it will lastly give the person the credit score he deserves. Not solely did the label function him in its Fall/Winter 2017 menswear marketing campaign, its artistic director Alessandro Michele additionally introduced a correct collaborative assortment with the enduring hip-hop designer.
“Everybody paid homage to Dapper Dan, however nobody ever paid him,” Dapper Dan mentioned in regards to the partnership final 12 months. “The individuals have spoken and Gucci has listened. Nothing has been extra important within the Harlem cultural scene than Alessandro and Gucci coming to Harlem and partnering with Dapper Dan.”
On Tuesday, Gucci lastly launched the extremely anticipated vary all over the world. In celebration of the launch, the style home tapped New York-based photographer Ari Marcopoulos to showcase the gathering in a collection of portraits impressed by archival 1980s images.
The collection options fashions within the neighborhood of Harlem, rocking Dapper Dan’s reimagined archived clothes and equipment. Items embrace tracksuits, knits, outerwear, in addition to sun shades, jewellery, and sneakers. All-over prints, nappa leather-based, and velour fabrications are additionally featured all through the gathering, which you’ll try under.
The Gucci-Dapper Dan assortment is out there now at choose Gucci retailers in addition to Gucci.com.