The story of Dapper Dan and Gucci can be seen as love-hate. From ripping each other off to finally putting their differences aside, over the course of a year the legendary courtier and Gucci have been working together to bring you this collaborative collection.
Flying Dapper Dan to Italy, helping him with the launch of his Harlem atelier and even featuring him in its tailoring ad campaign, Gucci pounced on the opportunity to bring him on board. The highly coveted collection, previously available exclusively at the Gucci store on Wooster St. in NYC, has made its way online. Today marks the day fashionistas worldwide can now get their hands on pieces from this iconic collection.
Inspired by the streets of Harlem, the collection is full archival pieces with a Gucci twist. Ranging from a mix of 300+ pieces of leather goods, footwear, apparel and more, the collection is officially available to shop at Gucci.com
Capturing the perfect harmony of the Italian fashion house, and Dapper Dan’s Harlem roots, photographer Ari Marcopulo tells a story that “explores the synergy between the magpie design philosophies of both Dan and Michele [Creative Director at Gucci].”
Listen up! If you are not following this little girl you better get with it!
I’m sure all of us have been down an Instagram rabbit hole or two before, but hey those are the best ways to stumble upon gems, right? Well I recently ended up on the page of the coolest 7-year old on the planet, Coco. I’ll give you a moment to go search and follow her……..yes, I know, I KNOW! Its not everyday you see a child with the wardrobe of YOUR dreams. Commes des Garcons, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton x Supreme, the list goes on and on.
Hailing from Harajuku, Japan, this street style star adopted her love of fashion around the age of 3. Her parents are owners of the vintage clothing store Funktique in Tokyo, check it on Instagram @funktiquetokyo, so there is no doubt fashion is in her blood.
As most parents do on IG, Misato, Coco’s mom, began posting photos of her daughter in these fabulous ensembles. Followers took notice and requested Coco have her own account STAT, thus the birth of @coco_pinkprincess. It may seem bizarre for a child so young to have so much…”clout on the gram” for lack of a better term, but her audience loves it! In just two years her follower count has skyrocketed from about 12k last year to 400k+ followers to date.
Being featured in top publications such as Vogue and Elle, Coco exudes style that I wish I had. Her innocent and adorable face can draw just about anyone in! Misato shares with us that her daughter’s focus is building her platform for now, but Coco has dreams of becoming a hairdresser, a chef, or a patissier. Her fashion-conscious looks scream rebellion which keeps followers coming back for more. She’s definitely my newest fashion muse.