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Gucci Announces ‘Cultural Diversity And Awareness’ Plans After Blackface Scandal

Gucci head Marco Bizzarri thanked Harlem fashion icon Dapper Dan for helping bring community leaders to the table.
Tags: News, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Marco Bizzarri


Gucci Issues Internal Statement About Blackface Sweater

Update #2, February 12: On Monday evening, Fashionista published an internal memo circulated among Gucci employees.In the statement, CEO Marco Bizzarri says "We made a mistake. A big one. Because of cultural ignorance, but ignorance is not an excuse. And we accept responsibility for this mistake. Yet there is no way of thinking nor believing that this could have ever been intentional."Bizzarri continued: "We have created a shared corporate culture that makes us unique. From the very start in 2...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Marco Bizzarri, Alessandro Michele, Bizzarri, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia


Dapper Dan seeks accountability amid calls for Gucci boycott

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion collaborator Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day is seeking accountability as other celebrities call for boycotts of Gucci after the fashion house apologized for producing a sweater that was compared to blackface. The Harlem-based designer posted on Instagram Sunday “there is no excuse or apology that can erase this kind of insult.” […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Daniel Dapper Dan Day


Dapper Dan Holds Gucci Accountable For Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia, Dapper Dan Holds Gucci


Dapper Dan Issues Statement About Gucci Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia


Meet The Viral Designer Inspired By Dapper Dan and Virgil Abloh

Rapper and designer Magnus Juliano's new year is off to a promising start, thanks to Twitter. On Tuesday, the 27-year-old shared his latest project: a photo series where he modeled a jumpsuit printed with colorful Louis Vuitton logos and matching 3D printed charms adorning his box braids."I was just inspired by people who said I have a vision [for the way I want to present myself], even though, I don’t necessarily have access to these resources to create something that I think would be benefici...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Africa, Kelela, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Black, Harlem, Louis Vuitton, Dan, COLUMBUS Ohio, Dapper Dan, Alessandro Michele, Virgil Abloh, Juliano, Abloh


T’s Best of 2018: T’s Most Stunning Fashion Pictures of the Year

From Valentino confections on the streets of Paris to Dapper Dan decked out in a Gucci blazer, the unmissable photographs of 2018.
Tags: News, Paris, Gucci, Dapper Dan, Fashion and apparel, Two Thousand Eighteen


LeBron James refers to Kaepernick: ‘I stand with Nike’

NEW YORK — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his philanthropy from Harlem’s Fashion Row. The fashion collective partnered with Nike for the New York event, both a fashion show and an awards ceremony that focused on diversity in the fashion world. The evening cu...
Tags: New York, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Nike, Sport, Thom Browne, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Harlem, James, Lakers, Colin, Kaepernick


Teyana Taylor On The Nicest Thing Kanye Has Ever Said To Her

Teyana Taylor is a little buzzed. She’s getting her toes done at her ’90s-inspired Harlem salon, Junie Bee Nails, and in between sips of her Ciroc cocktail, the new face of Sean Combs’ peach-flavored vodka, says life is good. In April, Kanye West announced Taylor’s third studio album is in the works, and the singer knows her fans are ready. “I feel like I’ve always given looks, so at this point, it’s just about the music,” she says of her GOOD Music release, out at the end of this month. “I jus...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Sacramento Kings, Kanye West, West, Taylor, Gucci, Harlem, Sean Combs, Ricky, Rick Owens, Iman Shumpert, Ye, Balenciaga, Teyana Taylor, Dapper Dan


New Video: A$AP Ferg “Harlem Anthem”

A$AP Ferg pays homage to his home borough in the video for his recently released Pharoahe Monch cover, “Harlem Anthem.” From Rucker Park to Lenox Axe, the Hood Pope takes us on a triumphant tour of his stomping grounds. With the song being taken from the Uncle Drew soundtrack, the video features cameos from the movie’s stars including Kyrie Irving and Shaquille O’Neal, as well as Harlem legends like Dapper Dan and Pee Wee Kirkland. As an extra dose of nostalgia, it looks like Ferg is droppin...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Pope, Harlem, Asap Ferg, Kyrie Irving, AP Ferg, Ferg, Shaquille O Neal, Dapper Dan, Harlem Anthem, Harlem Anthem From Rucker Park


Sony Pictures To Produce Dapper Dan Biopic

  In a culture where living legends rarely ever get to have their flowers while they can still smell it, Harlem hustler turned fashion icon Dapper Dan’s life story is coming to the big screen. Sony Pictures will produce the film, which was inspired by Dan’s upcoming memoir, in conjunction with Jerrod Carmichael. Described as a “high-stakes coming-of-age story,” Ange Giannetti and Maia Eyre will oversee the project for the studio. More details are set to be released soon. In the meantime, watc...
Tags: Fashion, Movies, Sony, Jazz, Sony Pictures, Biopic, Harlem, Dan, Jerrod Carmichael, Dapper Dan, Good For Hip Hop, Life Times, Maia Eyre, Dan Biopic, Ange Giannetti, Pee Wee Kirkland


Harlem Locals Have Thoughts on the Gucci Atelier in Their Neighbourhood

To many, Harlem needs no introduction, even for those who live far outside the parameters of Upper Manhattan—its historic and cultural influences are widespread. But for those who’ve lived (and continue to live) within the neighbourhood, there’s also a person who needs no introduction. His name is Dapper Dan, and in Harlem fashion circles, he’s practically a household name.Designer Daniel Day—commonly known by his aforementioned nickname—made his most memorable work to date in the ’80s and ’90s,...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Italy, Miles Davis, American Apparel, American Eagle, Gucci, Juelz Santana, Harlem, Nyu, Ankara, Louis Vuitton, Dan, Dixon, Upper Manhattan, Michele


The 14 Biggest Black Fashion Moments In 2017

2017 was rough, y’all. Aside from all the havoc Trump’s administration wreaked on our bodies and beyond, it was the year that saw designers playing musical chairs at the biggest fashion brands, a mass exodus on New York Fashion’s calendar in favor of Paris, and the sad, sad state of print journalism (though, the price of highly-sought after magazines is on the up and up!). It was a year of instability, not only in the fashion industry but all across the world.The upside to all of this, is that ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Rihanna, San Francisco, Kanye West, Paris, Vogue, Shanghai, Kate Moss, Diana, Calvin Klein, Victoria


A Year In Review: 14 Of 2017's Biggest Black Fashion Moments

2017 was rough, y’all. Aside from all the havoc Trump’s administration wreaked on our bodies and beyond, it was the year that saw designers playing musical chairs at the biggest fashion brands, a mass exodus on New York Fashion’s calendar in favor of Paris, and the sad, sad state of print journalism (though, the price of highly-sought after magazines is on the up and up!). It was a year of instability, not only in the fashion industry but all across the world.The upside to all of this, is that ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Rihanna, San Francisco, Kanye West, Paris, Vogue, Shanghai, Kate Moss, Diana, Calvin Klein, Victoria


A Message To Designers On How Not To Appropriate

Cultural appropriation has consistently plagued the fashion industry. Year after year, designers look to other cultures for “inspiration,” without actually taking the time to invest in the cultural, political, and historical connotations of those they are inspired by. They sends pieces down the runway that warrant backlash and a public relations clean-up — one that often consists of a tone-deaf apology from the designer and credit to the creator(s)...after the fact. But to describe these faux p...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Africa, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Harlem, Givenchy, Valentino, Dapper Dan, Lana Wachowski, Osman Ahmed


Mary Meeker’s trend report, Oreo’s Newest Flavor & Saving 20 Hours A Week

 Fashion PR Fridays: Top Fashion, Public Relations, Marketing and Social Media News ...for the week of May 29, 2017Benjamin Hardy talks about ways to save you 20+ hours a week, including listening to brain music and working on quality versus quantity  (via Thrive Global)In its newest ad, Lacoste uses its classic polo tshirt to tell a story through different time periods showing viewers the history behind their line (via Ad Week)Want to make a punchy email signature that leaves a lasting effect o...
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Harlem Legend Dapper Dan on the Power of Logos

No one is more aware of the importance of the logo than Dapper Dan. The Harlem entrepreneur, born Daniel Day, developed a proprietary process for screen-printing on leather in the '80s, just as logomania was cresting.
Tags: Harlem, Dapper Dan, Power of Logos, Daniel Day