The Collection Is Finally Available Online And In Stores Across The Country
Up until this moment, the highly coveted Gucci x Dapper Dan collection was only available at the Gucci store located on Wooster Street in New York City. You can see how that would be very limiting to die-hard fashion connoisseurs who have been itching to get their hands on the dope designs.
Well, the fashion gods are smiling down on us because the entire collection is now ready for purchase on Gucci.com and several Gucci boutiques around the country.
Dapper Dan’s collection for the brand encompasses all of the over-the-top logo loving of his prior designs, updated with more contemporary finesse. Bold double G adorned track jackets are fashioned out of sequins, leather monogrammed hoodies are uplifted with gold trims and ostentatious designs, and glasses come equipped with all over crystals. Velvet sets feature ornate dragon designs, accessorized with large gold chains. This collection is not for the faint of heart.
According to the press release detailing the partnership and collection, the designs are a “Guccified version of the original Dapper Dan aesthetic.” The document goes onto say that “the new collection is an extraordinary example of fashion sampling, and explores the synergy between the magpie design philosophies of both Dan and Michele [Creative Director at Gucci].”
I honestly couldn’t agree more.
The collection is a stunning homage to Dap’s iconic streetwear creations that were worn by Hip-Hop royalty (including LL Cool J, Rakim, and Salt-N-Pepa) to some of Harlem’s biggest gangsters. Combine that with Gucci’s luxe fabrics, attention to detail, and head-turning tailoring — and you’ve got yourself a legendary line of clothing.
Gold printed python, Nappa leather, velour and premium denim are just a few of the fabrications found throughout the line. Gucci’s GG logo is generously used on bomber jackets to oversized fanny packs. And speaking of accessories, the Swarovski crystal-encrusted eyewear, and sleek throwback sneakers are the icing on this oh-so-dope cake.
But what we love the most is that Dap is back in the sartorial spotlight where he belongs. Now excuse us while we spend all our money!
Here’s a look at more of the incredible Gucci x Dapper Dan collection…