Luxurious house Gucci and Dapper Dan elevate Harlem fashion to the heights of ready-to-wear couture. The eclectic collaboration — a first for the labels, is riddled with loud references to New York street culture, archival imagery from the 80s, bold patterns and rich textures. All in all, each silhouette of the collection communicates the vibrancy and extravagant character of traditional Harlem fashion.
Gucci and Dapper Dan commision photographer Ari Marcopoulos to present the youthfully extravagant capsule in a heart-warming editorial feature. The creative successfully brings out the authentic spirit of the time by inducing the imagery and styling the shots with distinct retro notes.
The Gucci x Dapper Dan Harlem fashion collaboration is heavily embellished with classic GG prints, embroidered dragons and logos. This gives the offerings a highly artistic twist.
Photo Credits: Ari Marcopoulos