It looks just the same
The thing about the Internet is that when you decide to deceive someone, the community at large will be able to tell the entire world about it. That’s what Gucci is figuring out right now. In their quest to become more diverse, being inspired by more cultures than ever and using models of different ethnicities, they made a huge error that is not going over well with the hip hop community. They see Gucci’s latest attempt to make a connection with African-American culture as a straight-up rip-off.
A Normal Show
The long-running couture and fashion trend-setting company Gucci unveiled their Cruise 2018 collection at the Palatina Gallery in old Florence, Italy for all to see. Celebrities, fashionistas, and paparazzi lined the runway to catch a glimpse at what the head designer Alessandro Michele came up with for the season.
Those who know about fashion history noticed something off about one particular piece of clothing. In fact, they know that they saw that jacket years ago.
People are now accusing Gucci’s designer of lifting a design that was made by a famed hip hop designer in the 1980s.
Hip Hop Meets Fashion
Back in the late 1970s, fashion designers and sportswear makers knew that hip hop was going to be big, so they helped create the look that early artists in the genre rocked.
One such designer was named Dapper Dan, and he made clothing for artists using high-end fashions that he would then customize for them.