Over the weekend the Gucci brand caught some flack on Twitter for patterns that were recognized to be extremely similar to the ones of legendary Harlem fashion designer Dapper Dan. In the Hip-Hop culture we call it biting if you aren’t siting. Gucci has quickly responded in a post saying that they were paying homage to the legendary Dapper Dan. What do you think?
Inside the #GucciCruise18 collection by #AlessandroMichele, a look that celebrates an iconic style of hip-hop fashion culture from the 80s—a plush jacket featuring puffy sleeves monogrammed in GG motif. Legendary tailor Dapper Dan @dapperdanharlem influenced the trend by making such custom pieces for his rapper and athlete clients out of logos from famous fashion houses, including #Gucci. In a homage to Dapper Dan, this jacket worn with jeans and a lurex headpiece is flanked with a striped knit with cross-stitch embroidery, cotton shorts and a georgette gown with trompe l’oeil details.