Notorious Fashion Designer Dapper Dan Talks Early Trends In Harlem

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About a month ago, I was having a phone conversation with one of my industry friends from Brooklyn and he was telling me that he had visited Harlem and stopped by Dapper Dan’s Boutique . This friend also told me that the Notorious Dapper Dan designed clothing for the neighborhood hustler’s in Harlem, boxers Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather, rappers Eric B & Rakim and LL Cool JHarlem has a great history when it comes to fashion. It is one of the fashion capitals of the world. Each section in Harlem is flashy with fashion and is known for setting trends. Dapper Dan had everyone who was someone in the 80’s and 90’s wearing his custom designed clothing. Hustlers, rappers, boxers and athletes sported Dapper Dan’s custom Louis Vuitton, Gucci, MCM, and Fendi logo pieces. Dapper Dan was known as the godfather of Hip-Hop street wear. Jay-Z’s Life + Times caught up with the notorious fashion trendsetter who has over 30 years in the fashion industry. He and his childhood friend Pee Wee Kirkland chatted about the early trends in Harlem and how he is plotting his return to the fashion industry. Watch below:

For more information about Dapper Dan, visit his site.

Source: Life + Times

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.

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