Dapper Dan

Harlem chic.
Dapper Dan is the Hip Hop tailor of Harlem and he created counterfeit leather pieces popular with hip hop artists in the 80s and 90s, and wanted to make his clients feel wealthier than they were. He printed luxury logos like MCM, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci on everything from jackets to sweaters. And he actually found a way to print on leather so it wouldn’t bleed when it was raining. His fame and fortune grew, the European fashion houses swooped. Infuriated by the very public knock-off of their trademarks and inflamed by their utter rejection of black, urban culture, they took legal action against Dap and he went underground.

All in all you can say that it’s more interesting than something MCM or Louis Vuitton would have done. Check it out here:
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