Dapper Diaper Series
Behind the Drop
𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙳𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚛 𝙳𝚒𝚊𝚙𝚎𝚛 𝚂𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 brings sensibility to the true delicacy of the culture; black culture (with acknowledgment to all its forms). It honors and highlights the innovation and refashioning of the past. This series shares the stories that lead us there to show what we’ve done with what we didn’t have… with the understanding that black culture has done it all — It drives the movements, creates the waves, and stops the show AND you have to respect the #HUSTLE.
Here at Cultured Diapers we hold the responsibility to:
🖤 Educate on black culture through our #cultureddiapers.
🖤 Show black people in a positive light by continuing to rep the culture in all facets of it.
🖤 Reflect on the times (past and present) in order to keep it alive.
This series we really wanted to pay homage to the Harlem-bred legendy designer and innovator Dapper Dan. Dapper Dan is the originator of luxury streetwear. He pioneered the look by refashioning big name brands for those marginalized by high fashion in the 80s. He was on the underground scene hustling at his spot (Dapper Dan’s Boutique) a 24 hour shop. Dap’s clothes jumped heavy with likeness from celebrates in HIP HOP and gangstas who appealed to the monograms/symbols he used.
The rise of MTv put Dap on blast as he received notice from big brands who raided him repeatedly.
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗘𝗚𝗔𝗖𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗨𝗘𝗦:
Today — Dapper Dan works for Gucci after a model was sent down the runway in 2017 rocking the same look of the bubble-sleeve piece that he created back in the 80s for Olympic Track Star, Diane Dixon. Social media reacted and called out Gucci for it.