Gucci debuts its new Dapper Dan collection – HipHopOverload.com
The time has finally arrived for Dapper Dan and Gucci to release the long awaited exclusive “Dapper Dan Collection”. Dapper Dan for those you who did not know is a icon in the urban fashion community. Dan who is from Harlem, NY has been designing custom designer pieces for stars like Diddy, Mike Tyson, Jay Z, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and many many more.
In the beginning years was a struggle for Dan; because a lot the brands like Gucci at the time and Louis Vuitton would send Dan cease-and-desist letters/lawsuit forcing him to shut down. It got so bad that the designer brands would even jack his creations with their fabrics.
Now finally Gucci has recognize Dan’s talents and invited him to join the team and ficially design for them (Gucci)
In a written press release, Gucci had this to say about both their collab with Dan and their first ever SoHo storefront, “In homage to the culturally rich artistic heritage SoHo, Gucci is collaborating with icons that have transcended the passage time and align with the Houses’ distributive spirit.”
Streetwear is the origin where most fashion begins, and as a culture, this is common knowledge, and even though it’s taken decades for Dapper Dan to receive proper recognition from these high-end fashion brands, it’s always good to see a street legend get his credit.
Check out some the pieces below from the Dapper Dan Gucci Collection and tell us what you think