American Streetwear designer, Dapper Dan will be at the GTBank Fashion Weekend to share his insights on “Making A Fashion Statement.”
Dapper Dan is a leading driver of the 80s chic style and began making clothes in Harlem, during which he was known for giving rap its signature music style, styling everyone from Big Daddy Kane to Mike Tyson. With his eponymous store on 125th street, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s, co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detail.
He has styled several entertainers and celebrities including Eric B & Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Aaliyah, P.Diddy, Floyd Mayweather and many more.
In 2017, Gucci partnered with Dapper Dan to reopen his atelier as well as release a Gucci-Dapper Dan collaboration exploring the design synergies between the designer and Gucci’s creative director. Dapper Dan has been featured on platforms including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, CNN, and Netflix. His works have been on display at The Smithsonian, The Museum at FIT, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.
On Sunday, 11th November 2018, Dapper Dan will be speaking at the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend masterclass. Time: 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM.
If you would like to attend his masterclass, click HERE to register.